Unfiltered

My unfiltered, unpopular opinions about things that vex me but don’t seem to bother anyone else. For those of us who are always told we’re being too sensitive. Read at your own risk.

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Friendship Challenges

I’m beginning to realize that I have some deep-seated insecurities surrounding friendships. Right now, I don’t really have any friends. Part of it is because of circumstance and part is by design. The truth is, I’m never really sure where I stand with people. It seems like most people don’t really like me and don’t

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I’m a Failure

At the age of 42, I didn’t think I’d be unmarried and living at home. By this time, I was sure that I would be married, living in my own home, and with one or two teenaged kids. And a cat, of course. Well, I have a cat. I’m just missing the other stuff. In

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Bible Stories that had Me Shook

I’m trying to remember what inspired me to write this blog post. I think it was a Youtube video. As always, I’ve been contemplating my spiritual life, and in particular, my Christian past. At the height of my religious devotion, I thought of my self as an avid reader of the Bible. I had memorized portions

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How Leaving the Church Healed Me

This is my second attempt at writing this article. I tried to write it about two years ago, but I chickened out. I was still in contact with friends who attended church and had a strong Christian faith. I didn’t want them to know how far I had “fallen” or cause any undue concern. But

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What I Hate about (Some) Married Women

What I hate about (some) married women… This write-up might never see the light of day. I’m not even going to try to be diplomatic. In my experience, (some) married women have a tendency to: Be smug. Look down on single women. Think they are better than single women. Treat single women like children. Think

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