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[the rules] 3. The first reaction is not self loathing This is the third rule to live by. Do not react to mistreatment by loathing oneself do not assume that every thing that happens is because you deserve it. Do not believe you are unworthy of love. This rule can be read in another way.…… Continue reading 22/30

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Sitting amidst piles of books and papers floor littered with shoes socks where I pull them off as soon as I come in the door. Small mice–not real ones, no– scattered about where the cats leave them in their boredom. Unwashed dishes and unswept floors and me, at my computer in the shorts and tank…… Continue reading 9/30

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I wrote yesterday, but did not post it. I performed this one at open mic last night. “Free Samples” “Ma’am. Ma’am, a free gift, just for you” I was trying to avoid eye contact, as I walked by. I just wanted to get to the movie theater to catch a showing of┬áLogan and stuff my…… Continue reading 5/30

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You don’t know when to quit. It’s the refrain of the Universe, the Powers that Be, the whatever-entity-is-bigger-than-me that as an atheist I don’t believe in but it would be easier if I did. When people say “God has a different plan for you” to those of us that suffer disappointment or failure or loss…… Continue reading 6/30