February, 2015

Fifty Shades of Denial

Fifty Shades of Denial

I’m not surprised that bondage/sadomasochistic sex is practiced. What surprises me is that we are no longer embarrassed. Everyone has embarrassing behaviors (especially thoughts), but we practice them behind closed doors. If we must perform our shameful acts in public, we disguise them, like wrapping brown paper bags around our open beer bottles. I had not heard of Fifty Shades of Grey until...

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The Legacy Temptation

The Legacy Temptation

I’ve been sick for the last month. Sniffles turned into bronchitis; bronchitis became pneumonia; and the pneumonia was accompanied by a gut wrenching nausea. I was sick, in bed, too tired to think or pray. A walk to the kitchen for a sip of water left me gasping for air. And I felt drained emotionally. All my life to date felt inconsequential, like I’d played a good game of chess but was...

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