My own country did a whole “Year of Return” thing, and did I choose to return? No. Where did I run away to instead? Hawai’i. The irony? I spent a lot of time comparing my tourist experience in Hawai’i to what I assume to be the tourist experience in Ghana. Spoiler alert: Hawai’i won out… Continue reading A Summary of my Hawai’i Experience
For me, these past few months have been a season in which God has been answering my prayers. Not even just prayers I’ve prayed recently, but some way earlier in the year. Some had been consistent prayer topics for a couple of years or more. Of course, the intuitive response when you see someone speak… Continue reading A Note on Answered Prayers.
For Next Time: A list dedicated to Akotowaa, from The Spider Kid. You will not conflate your desire to be loved by a person, with any actual love for the person. You will not project your desire to be wanted onto any human being. If a person decides they want you, you will let them… Continue reading For Next Time.
You are sitting in your best friend’s car, in your house’s compound, listening to music from his stereo speakers. Without warning, next to you, the headlights of your father’s car flash on and off. There is no-one in the car. There is no-one around the car. You debate this strange occurrence with your best friend… Continue reading Saturday Night Formula One: A Nonfiction Saga
This year has been so rife with changes, it’s knocked the wind out of me multiple times. Although my mind is not the only place changes have occurred, I did think some of it is worth documenting. It would be fun to look back on what I’m writing sometime in the future and see how… Continue reading Things About Which I’ve Changed My Mind
Dear Spider Kid, I am writing to you almost as a last resort because I have a problem that seems unsolvable, and I’ve all but given up on it. The problem pertains to my personality. In summary, here is my dilemma: I have come to believe that neuroticism is a fundamental and permanent part of… Continue reading #DearSpiderKid: My Dilemma as A Neurotic Christian
Rationality and Irrationality I suspect that wanting to live—wanting anything at all, just wanting—is a human default. It does (or should) come as normally as breathing. According to this line of reasoning, a mentally healthy human being shouldn’t need a reason to want to live. There’s a reason why survival instinct is called what it… Continue reading Notes on My Non-Linear Healing Process