A Dark World Where A Self Destructs

There was a boy who lived in a world without light. In his land, it rained all the time. It stormed without end drenching him through and through into a perpetually painfully cold life. To his knowledge, he had been offered no choice and he was pissed....

It's Not Because They're Stupid

A Lesser Toon "Mixed Marriage" Suddenly Sam remembered his mother's words, "Sam mixed marriages are challenging.  Hell... all relationships are challenging! Relationships are the arena of learning how to love." We...

The Special Chosen One: Could You Be One?

This is dedicated to anyone who recognizes themselves as they read this piece. If some of this stings you familiar, please mull it over, the earth needs you. My daughter was quite young when in a conversation we were having, she said, “The last...

The Sugar Coaters Revealed

Many people seem to revere the person who tells it like it is. I hear this said quite often. I hear the admiration which infuses people’s tones as they proclaim this preference. I am dumbfounded by the consensus that tellers of like-it-is are more...

Until You Know

Until you know something, you first don’t know 'you-don’t-know-it’. Until you know ‘you-don’t-know-it’, you will not know it. And here’s the kicker, once you do know it, you can’t believe everything...

Falling Into Pleasure

  As a teenager I was confused by love. Wondering, fearing I would miss being in love, I would ask, “How will I know when I fall in love? How will I know that he is the one?” The forthcoming answer was always the same. “Don’t worry, you...