The Yes and the No

I had some feedback on last week’s post that indicated I’m not the only people pleaser around!  Here’s what some other people are saying about learning to say no: http://lifehacker.com/5875337/how-to-say-no-without-being-an-asshole http://zenhabits.net/say-yes/ https://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/201311/the-power-no People pleasing is connected to several other pieces of interpersonal functioning, like boundaries, power, authenticity and integrity. The inability to say yes is […]

Guns and Reunions

Sometimes being a writer is a pain in the ass. I had several ideas for this week’s post, but when it came down to it all I produced was something I didn’t want to think about, remember or write about at all. I tried to stop and go back to one of my original ideas, […]

Depression and Other Unwelcome Visitors

Slowly, I’m finding online communities of writers. The most important among these is Medium, where I republish the most popular posts from this blog. As I’ve shaped Our Daily Crime, I’ve connected with other bloggers. These connections mean I spend at least an hour a day reading the work of others. I’m inspired, touched, tickled […]