For a long time I have had a mind that visualized vivid pictures of past failures and embarassments whenever I dared to attempt something that stretched my comfort zone and moved towards a more independent life. My inner censor knew exactly which feelings and memories could stop me in my tracks, and over time, all […]

Windows of the souls

My train route takes me over buildings of the south side of Chicago, and saw a old church being demolished, showing the inner architecture exposed to the air.  I thought it won’t be long before it’s all gone. Unlike other things, they move really fast in Chicago when they’re tearing something down. A week later […]

Welcoming the Snake, Feeding the Wolf

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life: “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The […]