Pain & Suffering

Giving Our Life to Dead Things

Waiting is the hardest part, sang the late, and pretty stinking great, Tom Petty. I’m feeling that lyric lately. I’m going through some major changes involving some brontosaurus-sized decisions. And, as you know, scientists have proven through complex formulations that change sucks. Even good change can stink up the bathroom. Most of my friends also

How Not to Die Inside

I dated a girl I went to high school with years after high school was a dark black

Today We Weep

It’s emptiness in the center of me. My brain is stuck in second gear, and I’m numb. People

Brain Pain Change

Cotton balls in my head. A loose affiliation of words lay between the cracks in my brain. I

In Touch With Pain

We all have pain. It’s one of the strings that run between us. Tied in an infuriating knot

What About the Past?

I was talking with a friend today about the past. Not our past together, I mean the past. The dark places. The places with teeth. The dank, malodorous dungeons that we store our worst memories. The memories that are so bad we either pitch a tent there because we can’t look away, or turn from,