Dying Daily #6: Weekends Aren’t Real

I didn’t even consider not blogging on the weekends until people asked me if I was going to or not. I don’t really see a difference between weekdays and weekends, it’s all made up. Every day is one day closer to not being alive, so I am not sure why we feel the need to act like some are more …

Dying Daily Project #5: Mindfulness When You Want to Kill Everything

Staying up Wednesday night is definitely catching up with me this morning. I feel physically and mentally tired, but where I can really feel the effects is in my thoughts, my attitude and my emotions. The physical part will sort itself out as the day goes by, but I have to be conscious about the other three. First, my thoughts. …

Dying Daily Project #4: Insomnia

“The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you Don’t go back to sleep! You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep! People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch, The door is round and open Don’t go back to sleep!” -Rumi It is 3:10 AM as I start …

Dying Daily Project #3: Till It’s Gone

“What can I do if I do till it’s gone?” Yep, starting off a blog with a quote from Yelawolf, and even including multimedia in the post. Don’t click on the video if language or face tattoos bother you. Insight can come from strange places. I don’t listen to a lot of rap, and I don’t remember why I watched …

Dying Daily Project #2: The Weather Doesn’t Care

It is odd that we have an opinion on the weather. There is this force that has existed on the planet since long before us, and which will exist long after us, barring some kind of catastrophe. It is made up of all these different factors that interact on global scale and affects every single person on Earth. It creates …

Dying Daily Project #1: Regrets

What would you regret if you died today? What can you do about this right now? When I look back over my life, there are a lot of things I have mild regret about. I sometimes wish I had been smarter when I was younger so that I didn’t feel like I have to sprint every day now to catch …

New Project

I’ll be attempting a new project starting tomorrow called Dying Daily. It will consist of short, daily blogs exploring the idea that we will die someday. They will try to highlight the little things that make life great, explore what kinds of things we might do differently, look at how to cultivate gratitude, offer exercises that help bring us into …

Dying Daily

I think about death a lot. Not in a guy who likes horror movies a bit too much or Juggalo rapper type of way, but in a maintaining an awareness that I will die someday kind of way, and trying to have that inform how I live my life. I honestly expect to live to be at least 150 years …

True, Kind, and Necessary

I have a mouth on me. I use it a lot. Not as much as I used to, and, I think, more effectively than I used to, but it is still quite a mouth. I like the sound of my voice. I like saying things people listen to, I like making people laugh. I like making myself laugh if no …

Why I Do Not Take Insurance

I have a sliding scale with a broad range that I hope most people are able to afford. I do this because I do not accept insurance, and I am increasingly unlikely to ever do so. This isn’t a decision born of laziness or a desire to limit my clientele to people who can afford private pay, but one of …