The Back Room

With respect to Socrates, my unexamined life is not worth living. The front room is the face we show everyone but we hide our true self in the back room.

Belonging

“It’s great that African-Americans have their club and get together and feel good about being black, and they should… but what about white people, why isn’t there a club for … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

Snapshot of an SNF (skilled nursing facility)

“I was going to sit with my sister and eat my lunch but I can’t.  Because of the smell.” The administrator attempted to reassure her that the mess was being … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Attraction. In its simplicity.

I want to remain true to my vision of the back room.  A place where I can unfilter my thoughts.  The dumping of the day’s mental collections. A relationship is … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

A brief empathic conversation on infidelity…

It is misleading to say a guy cheats because he is looking for something new.  On the contrary, he may be looking for something old.  Something familiar.  Not the same, … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

I have finished reading  The Book of Disquiet  for the first time today.  I was mesmerized over these past months poring over the first 100 or so pages, then as … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Feelings and passion unstifled by society’s standards definitely appeal to me.  I enjoy speaking intelligently about topics that interest me.  Often when I am around straight men and I get … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · Leave a comment
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