Owning Up to My Past

Tweet [The story connected with this came up a couple of times in conversation recently. Going to link to it, I realized I’d never ported it over to this site. It was originally written December 15, 2005 in another journal of mine.] These stories I tell are my life. They are important scenes and sequences […]

Blind Before Digital

Jessica's number

Tweet [The story connected with this came up a couple of times in conversation recently. Going to link to it, I realized I’d never ported it over to this site. It was originally written December 5, 2005 in another journal of mine.] Long ago (back in the late 80s and early 90s), I kept paper […]

Failure and Success: Telling Someone About the Crush (Part II)

Tweet So I’ve talked about how to tell someone you have a crush on them and why you’d want to do that. I figure now it’s time I share a couple of stories from my own life. Just a little while ago, I told you about one that didn’t go so well. Now I’d like […]

Older, Wiser, Still Growing

Tweet High school is a tumultuous time for most people. Hormones are doing nasty things to our insides and outsides. Social pressures are forcing us to make choices that seem so much bigger than they are. Our very minds consipire to cause us problems trying to reconcile new ideas, strange interactions and the pop culture […]

Old Habits and the King of Wishful Thinking

Tweet You’d think that with three years of a totally obsessive and self-destructive crush behind me, I’d have learned my lesson. Especially with everything else that I started to learn in high school. Well, you’d be wrong. I still had a habit of fixating on people. Usually people I was interested in dating and horribly […]

More away than home

Tweet Despite my best efforts, I never was able to fully overcome all those little anxieties that had settled into place over the yeas before high school. They were always at their worst, though, when I was surrounded by the same people who had been around when they first formed. The odd thing was, anytime […]

Crush Genesis

Tweet With my nearly three year long destructive crush fading behind me, I discovered I had a whole lot more energy to dedicate toward thinking about relationships with other people. High school, with the plethora of pop culture mythology I had firmly loaded in my head by the time I started, struck me as the […]

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