Scott Weiland, long-time frontman for the alternative rock band Stone Temple Pilots, was found dead in his tour bus last week. STP had its heyday in the mid-1990s. Weiland struggled with substance abuse and mental illness throughout his career.
DISCLAIMER: This entry is very personal, and sad. If you choose to read further, don’t say that you weren’t warned.
In understanding my world, one of the obvious things to note is my absence.
There is a world in … Read the rest “In memory of a friend ”
To understand me, you ought to take a while and think about the idea of change.
Change is not obtained by default or without meaning. Change is something that one must purposefully eye and desire. Change comes only through … Read the rest “You don’t get to change people [Things I’ve learned this year]”
Many go through life with the distinct feeling that the world is against them. Some even voice this mantra — some version of “Everything is against me!” — when things don’t go according to plan.
When I get cut off in … Read the rest “The World Is Not Against You [Things I’ve Learned This Year]”
My last post was directed to men; recent events in the news suggest that such focus is critical, especially now. It’s not that women don’t struggle with deceit and infidelity of various kinds. But as a man, I feel that … Read the rest “Men: what in the world do you think you’re doing?”
A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. (Title of Psalm 51)
My last post generated a few responses. I appreciate the encouragement to keep writing.
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love. Psalm 51:1
The gospel, if you accept it, is truly life-altering. It’s not a spiritual exercise. It’s not a mental experiment. And it’s not a political ideology. It’s a … Read the rest “Parenting is an opportunity to get out of God’s way. ”
I’ve written before about this idea of willingness.
We remember when we meet people who are willing. They are rare. Most of us wouldn’t be characterized as willing.
It’s easier in this case to define willingness by describing what it … Read the rest “You always put more into life than you get out. Thoughts on willingness.”
Before reading this, click play on the video above. Watching it is not important, but the sound will (I hope) do something for you. The song is Liebestraume (translated, “A Dream of Love”) by Hungarian virtuoso pianist Franz Liszt. It … Read the rest “A Dream Of Love: Doing Things You Don’t Want To Do”
I don’t have a lot to be happy about this week. After two days of driving around the country on a work trip, my car broke down. What’s worse, I was unable to make it back to my home, had … Read the rest “Your Happiness Depends on You”