Tag: kindness

depression

They Told Me I Didn’t Understand

Some things happen divorced of time and space. I have a memory, of which I cannot place the date or location, or even my age, beyond it being likely in my early twenties.  There was alcohol involved, but I was not yet drunk (or maybe I was, I don’t know). Two friends of mine at …

purpose

Golden Circle

There’s a popular TED talk by Simon Sinek around the power of Why.  In fact, he followed that up with a whole book called Start With Why, that took the concept in his talk (which lasted roughly 20 minutes), and made it last several hours, with no variation on theme. I thought it an odd choice …

politics

The Left/Right Divide

I’ll never understand why the world gets so caught up in duality. Actually, scratch that, I understand it perfectly.  It’s because I was an idiot. Let me explain. In my younger and more impressionable years, I got into punk.  Not live on the street, cut a mohawk punk, but punk ethics.  DIY, total freedom, fuck …

personal development

Kindness Toward The Self

I’m trying to get a little bit more of this in today. I’ve been fairly down on myself for the past week or so, questioning my skills and my abilities and generally wanting to scrap it all and start over.  Again. For the thousandth time.  At least. Part of that is the comedown from an …

travel

Thoughts On Montreal

I wasn’t sure what to expect with Montreal.  We’ve established a trend of going to big cities for big birthdays, but with New York and Chicago out of the way, and anything farther cost-prohibitive for a weekend, Montreal seemed ideal (Boston, too, but I’m wary of crossing the border if I don’t have to these …

connection

Kindness

It’s 12:35 and I’m just pulling into my driveway, thirty minutes after I left work for lunch.  This wouldn’t seem odd, except I live very close to the office, about a three to five minute drive on an average day.  However, they’ve closed the bridge for construction that I usually cross, so I have to …

culture

Initium

Yesterday was Canada’s hundred-and-fiftieth birthday. I’m not particularly patriotic, but it’s hard not to want to celebrate.  Personally, I think nationalism separates us more than it brings us together, partially due to geography, but also internally.  Subsets within a country can have very different concepts about what belonging to that country means. Witness the United …