Category Archives: Personal

‘You’ll Only Learn Through Pain’

When my father saw that I was stuck in some self-destructive pattern and I wouldn’t listen to him, he’d often say to me, “Life is going to have some hard lessons for you. Perhaps you’ll only learn through pain.” He … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why People DON’T Understand You

Much of my life I have felt misunderstood. These have not been periods of my life when I felt on the right track. For me, feeling misunderstood correlates with losing at life. The following explanations ring true. They match my … Continue reading

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What Do We Mean When We Say A Person Has ‘Good Energy’?

People often tell me that I have “good energy.” What does that mean? I think it means that I love keeping it real. “Someone else shaming you for being wrong almost definitely has way more about them than about you,” … Continue reading

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The Best Of 2015

I was looking at some of my 2015 Facebook posts and I enjoyed these: * I’m asking a representative sample of different groups, “Do you have any pictures of your sister?” and I will be charting their reactions. Which group … Continue reading

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Staunching Psychic Wounds

If we were walking down the street, and I was cracking jokes while blood poured out of my side, you might say, “Luke, these jokes are all well and good, but I think you should go to the hospital.” People … Continue reading

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