• Todd commented on the post, obey 7 years, 11 months ago

    It’s not enough for someone to simply obey. They have to want to comply for their own reasons. Obedience without love is worth nothing. It’s simply you establishing power over another unjustly…

  • Todd commented on the post, downpour 8 years ago

    I was worried about a downpour last night, so I opted to take the train to work and possibly a cab home. The cab company was a pack of jackoffs, so I had to walk home at 1:30 in the morning. It was three miles. That’s not so bad, except for the fact that I […]

  • Todd commented on the post, prosperous 8 years, 1 month ago

    One way that a man can be prosperous is to be completely content with the present moment. There’s only now, and concern for what can’t be changed and what can’t be controlled or predicted only robs from enjoyment of the shared experience of the here and now.

  • Todd commented on the post, suppose 8 years, 1 month ago

    I suppose it’s about time that I realize my recent efforts are yielding incredibly positive results, and that ramping up the intensity or frequency is the next step toward achieving the life for which I believe I’m destined. November will be a crucial time for this, no doubt…

  • Todd commented on the post, braid 8 years, 1 month ago

    This is the second time that this site has given me the same word two days in a row. What gives? It’d be OK if it were a good word, but “braid” is kind of lame…

  • Todd commented on the post, braid 8 years, 1 month ago

    I asked why she’d decided to braid her hair. She told me that she’d always admired the proud, young black girls with their tight, braided hair. She didn’t have a Rosa Parks or Harriet Tubman to admire. She was just a white devil, after all.

  • Todd commented on the post, dense 8 years, 1 month ago

    Sometimes I feel dense when trying to come up with something poignant to say during this 60 second exercise. The words run from me, like a fox from an angry but sad-eyed bloodhound. I’m forced to resort to somewhat cliched metaphors stolen from Disney films.

  • Todd commented on the post, playground 8 years, 1 month ago

    This word makes me think of the Madonna song from the movie “A League of Their Own.” This used to be my playground, this used to be my dream. This used to be the place I ran to whenever I was in need of a friend. She really isn’t that great a songwriter…

  • Todd commented on the post, evidence 8 years, 1 month ago

    Yesterday I got photographic evidence that my lifestyle changes are having a visible effect on my overall appearance. It’s very encouraging and hopefully will last. The same is true for my writing habit. I’m making it stick regardless of the hurdles.

  • Todd commented on the post, pressed 8 years, 1 month ago

    I want to give up the notion that it’s possible to be “pressed for time.” Time is a constant. We have no more or less regardless of our situation. The key is to perform actions mindfully and to the best of our ability.

  • Todd commented on the post, preoccupied 8 years, 1 month ago

    I could’ve sworn this was yesterday’s word. I know because I felt preoccupied about the same thing that’s been preoccupying me for three years. Still, it’s good to always have a reminder about what’s on your mind that you should either address or let go of. After yesterday’s picnic, I won’t be letting go anytime […]

  • Todd commented on the post, preoccupied 8 years, 1 month ago

    I’m preoccupied with the thought of just one thing: her. It’s eating into the rest of my life how much I have her on my mind, yet there’s a strange comfort in the consistency of thought. I know that she’ll always be on my mind, from the moment I wake until the moment I lay […]

  • Todd commented on the post, port 8 years, 1 month ago

    They’ve always told me I was happy with any port in a storm. But as this storm rages, I can think of only one destination that will satisfy. We talked about it last night for the millionth time and got no resolution for the millionth time. Why can’t I let her go? Do I love […]

  • Todd commented on the post, success 8 years, 7 months ago

    It’s an odd feeling to wonder whether or not you’ll find “success.” It’s a personal word with a variety of definitions that change from person to person. Recently, I’ve been trying more to accept my current situation as successful, because I’m content. But that seems like spinning for some reason…

  • Todd commented on the post, digital 8 years, 7 months ago

    I wonder how true it is that living in an increasingly digital world has affected my relationships. I don’t personally interact with anyone when they’re only an e-mail or text message away. Have I always been this way, or has the prevalence of technology made me so?

  • Todd commented on the post, whole 8 years, 8 months ago

    I want to feel whole. I know a way, but she disagrees. At least for now. Until then I’ll just be a part, and that part will get some good use. I’