The Sociable Who Always Felt Left Out and the Loner Who Never Felt Alone

In my time as teenager and adolescent, discos and dancing parties were the in thing. During summer especially, the youth would cook up evening parties where there'd be lots of dancing and food and lots of good-looking young people. You must be good-looking to be invited to such parties. Omer was never invited. All his … Continue reading The Sociable Who Always Felt Left Out and the Loner Who Never Felt Alone

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“Why Do I Get What I Never Prayed For?”

Jake looked me in the eye like I was to blame for it all and asked: "Why do I get what I never prayed for?" I was caught off guard and was speechless for a moment. No, I think it was a long moment before I managed to say something to him. In fact, I … Continue reading “Why Do I Get What I Never Prayed For?”

When the Best Things in Life Become Worst Things

With all the graduation ceremonies, baccalaureate, and even birthday celebrations of friends and relatives this month, dining out is often the logical conclusion at the end of the day. You have to go because some folks take it personally if you turn down their invitation. They'll never smile at you again, or unfriend you on … Continue reading When the Best Things in Life Become Worst Things