Splintered Doors

“People are not disturbed by things, but rather the view they take on them.”—Vice Admiral James Stockdale, held captive nearly 8 years as a POW in Vietnam Recently, the worst thing happened to me (It shines light upon the scope of the many blessings life affords me, to speak of the following as the “worst […]

Boolean Operators

Thanks to reader Kris M, for suggesting a blog about the demons in my life today How I hear disembodied voices, entertain ideas of government conspiracies swirling around me…experience what many would term crushing depression, anxiety In the past, I’ve hesitated to write about the above, for fear of coming across as self-pitying For fear […]


Christmas Eve I walked from my Mission District home (warm, comfortable, quiet) A few blocks east, to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Cold enough outside to wear gloves, rare for San Francisco As I hustled along holiday-decorated 24th Street A storefront window’s gaily painted scene depicted a snowman, hands made from branches, hoisting a cup […]