Treating My Mental Illnesses Outside of Therapy

Back in August I suddenly decided to stop going to my weekly therapy sessions. At that point I was in therapy every Monday for about…

Belated 30th Birthday Wishes for Jonathan

Yesterday amongst all of the hustle and bustle of Baylor Men’s Tennis winning the Big 12 Championship, I quite simply neglected to write my first…

Honoring Papahānaumoku on Earth Day

Indigenous people have always considered Mother Earth or Papahānaumoku in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi to be our living, breathing kūpuna for which we must care. It wasn’t…

Reactions to ‘Parable of the Talents’

Last month almost to the day I wrote about Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower—the first of her Parable series that I consumed with such…

Happy 10th Birthday to My Beloved Reggi

It’s my sweet, beloved Reggi pup’s 10th birthday today! It seems like just yesterday I volunteered to babysit him while his human dad went on…

10 Years of Friendship with Brandon After His Birthday

If you’ve been around this corner for a while, you would see dozens and dozens of photos of Brandon and me doing the most when…

Handling One Year of COVID Anxiety

One year ago I wrote about the start of COVID back when we had no idea how bad it would truly get all over the…

15 Years of Friendship with Kaiʻolu on Her Birthday

If you know me, you would know that I don’t make friends easily, so I truly treasure the friendships I have like the gifts they…

The Last Time We Went Out Together

Everyone in the world has individually lost something over the past year of the pandemic, and I don’t think there has to be an Olympics…