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15 Things I’ve Learnt From Being Unemployed for 2 Months (and counting)

15 Things I’ve Learnt From Being Unemployed for 2 Months (and counting)

Aug 22, 2017

For many years, I had a nice, peaceful, routine life with a good job and a great employer. But one day in late May, I found out I was going to be laid off in the near future. Though my employer and I parted on excellent terms, reality still applied to me. Losing your job is a major life change, and it isn’t one of the most pleasant things for someone to...

Shower Thoughts: Inconvenient Grace

Shower Thoughts: Inconvenient Grace

Jul 5, 2017

Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. – Col. 3:13 NIV Whilst showering one day, something in the soap made me think of a Good Friday service at my church a few years ago. The main sanctuary was packed to the rafters and my reward for not coming an hour early was a seat in a small...

Review: “How We Sleep at Night” by Sara Cunningham 

Review: “How We Sleep at Night” by Sara Cunningham 

Oct 1, 2015

How We Sleep At Night: A Mother’s Memoir by Sara Cunningham CreateSpace Independent Publishing, Oct 2014 144 pages I came out to my mom a few years ago. She appeared pretty stoic when I broke the news to her, and thankfully she accepted me just as I am. Occasionally I can’t help but wonder what might have gone through her mind. Was she just as calm inside...

Maybe it’s Francis, Maybe it’s Jesus

Maybe it’s Francis, Maybe it’s Jesus

Nov 26, 2013

“I really like Pope Francis.” That’s what a Mormon friend of mine posted on his Facebook wall. It was a simple statement, after all who doesn’t like Pope Francis? Nevertheless it got me thinking. What is it about him, what is that je ne sais quoi which makes him loved even by non-Catholics? I was born into a Catholic family, though in my teens we...

Review: “Let No Stranger Wait Outside Your Door” by Lou Kief

Review: “Let No Stranger Wait Outside Your Door” by Lou Kief

Aug 15, 2013

San Francisco, open your golden gate You let no stranger wait outside your door San Francisco, here is your wanderin’ one Saying I’ll wander no more – Bronislau Kaper, Walter Jurmann, Gus Kahn   It’s not often I come across a book which is hard to put down. Let No Stranger Wait Outside Your Door, a compelling, well-written memoir,...

Doughnuts and Scrabble

Doughnuts and Scrabble

May 12, 2013

Sacrifice. If there was one word to describe my mom, that would be it. She sacrificed much bringing me up and she still sacrifices for the family now. When I was little, she decided to give up her job to look after me and spend quality time with me. She and my dad wanted the best for their only son. Growing up I spent a lot of time with my mom.  Once she...

Birthgay Decisions

Birthgay Decisions

Nov 8, 2012

30years. The big Three-Zero.  One score and ten.  Some of you may be some distance from reaching this milestone. Some of you may be higher up on that proverbial hill. Or over it. Heh heh. What do you think your life would be like when you reach 30? Or did you have life figured out when you were 30? I see my friends getting married, having their first kids, even...

If I Were Wrong

Scribbled in my makeshift journal during the wee hours of one morning.   If I were wrong; You would salute me An upright Christian man. If I were wrong; A wife by my side Pitter-patter of tiny feet. If I were wrong; A closet A piece of furniture. If I were wrong; Being gay Means I am happy. If I were wrong; The cup of prayerful tears Barren, parched,...

Heartburn

Heartburn

Oct 24, 2012

It’s 6:15 AM. Usually I’d be fast asleep by now, but today I’m sitting in front of my computer typing this. Kinda reminds myself of Doogie Howser typing his diary entry at the end of an episode. It was the 90’s and I guess typing your diary entry in a computer was teh coolness. But I’m digressing. Had a horrible case of heartburn, the first in...