Authentic Realities: be your authentic you™

  • Wilderness

    I wrote the italicized words below nearly 10 years ago. They hold relevance, still, today. Perhaps more than I’d like to admit. what does my wilderness say to me?  the call of my wild says, come out come out wherever you are. there is no right way, there is only being.  my freckles, my skin,…

  • True Lies

    For a long time now I’ve felt like I’ve had nothing to say. Which is a total lie but I don’t feel comfortable telling the truth yet. I’ve stayed away from the blog because I’ve been busy. Not a total lie but definitely still skirting the truth. I haven’t had the mental bandwidth to share…

  • Release

    I’ve been obsessed with a song on Grace Potter’s 2019 album, Daylight, for some time now. Release. It’s seemingly about a break-up, but I’ve created my own meaning. I, I release you Though it’s hard to say the words And I, I release you From holding onto the bridge I burned I release you from the…

  • Lost At Sea

    There are so many accounts of what it’s like to live in our current anxiety-ridden space of the unknown. People have opinions on the measures our city and state officials are taking as the pandemic permeates our lives. Governments are right but people are wrong. People are right but governments are wrong. No one is…

  • Something’s Different / Week 1

    This first week of shelter-in-place here in Chicago has felt mostly normal, aside from the scene at our local grocery store. My wife worked from home, which she’s done in the past from time to time. I’ve been out of school since December and awaiting what’s next for the past couple of months. Our dog…

  • It’s the questions that are important, not the answers

    It’s the questions that are important, not the answers

    The scary thing. A situation we don’t want to be in but we know is inevitable. We procrastinate because we just know it’s going to be awful. No way getting around it. Except … We try to prepare for the moment. Perhaps an exercise in listing every scenario we can think of that might come up. And…

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