When I Blog and Use Social Media, I Write for Myself and My Friends… Though I Have a Wider Audience

I’ve been writing about and sharing my life online on-and-off since I first got a LiveJournal account around 20 years ago (sometime in the year 2001). One of the things I liked about LiveJournal was that you could filter your audience because there was an actual community there, and you could learn about others and … More When I Blog and Use Social Media, I Write for Myself and My Friends… Though I Have a Wider Audience

Honesty is the Best Policy… But Balancing it with Privacy is a Challenge (for Me)

This is a topic I’ve wanted to write about for a while. I consider myself an honest person, and value it pretty highly in myself as well as in other people. However, much of my relationship experience has involved more private men. They certainly didn’t fit the stereotype of the man who brags about their … More Honesty is the Best Policy… But Balancing it with Privacy is a Challenge (for Me)

The Pandemic Let Me Game Again (And How Interests Can Connect Relationships)

I’ve never been an “avid” gamer, but I grew up on video games, and I know enough. My first console was the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System), which I still have but not sure if I’d be able to get work with the TVs I have (and also because it’s from Australia and I’m living in … More The Pandemic Let Me Game Again (And How Interests Can Connect Relationships)

“Don’t Talk Politics or Religion” is B.S.

This idea that we shouldn’t talk politics or religion because it’s impolite and just leads to disagreements and arguments is off-putting to me. Yes, that happens, but the opposite can also be true—when we are able to discuss these topics with an open mind, then it can become the foundation needed for understanding people better, especially when we can find the common ground between us. … More “Don’t Talk Politics or Religion” is B.S.

What’s Drugs Got to Do With It? Narcissism, Reality, and Drugs

There was a study recently that suggests psychedelic trips reduce narcissism by boosting connectedness and empathy. Now, I’m no psychologist, nor am I an expert on drugs. I was raised with the belief that “illegal” drugs were bad, and I shouldn’t give in to peer pressure to try them. I’ve essentially adhered to that my … More What’s Drugs Got to Do With It? Narcissism, Reality, and Drugs

The “New” Me

Long time, no see! Welcome to my new website and blog. To the right, you can see me sheltering-in-place in my backyard in April 2020. The expression was a result of looking towards the sun, but it could’ve also easily be assumed a result of dealing with a challenging time in my life whilst also … More The “New” Me