I’ve been thinking about romantic relationships. A lot of them suck. They may have started out great: marriage, kids, the house and picket fence, but then they sucked. The dream of love and happily ever after crumbled into dissatisfaction and disappointment. Most people in America want to be in a relationship. Some of us wantContinue reading “On Loyalty, Family, and Love”
Author Archives: I.O. Kirkwood
I’ve Lost My Damn Mind: Two
Understand that I did not dig into Paul’s public life. I didn’t read his autobiography. I didn’t read interviews. I didn’t stalk his Facebook. I listened to his music and I talked to him in my head. That’s it. To revisit how we met, click here. Paul was furious one day. He snapped at meContinue reading “I’ve Lost My Damn Mind: Two”
I’ve Lost My Damn Mind: One
Our 10-year saga began one day in March 2010, if I remember correctly. I studied the picture of a rock band, let’s call it Tinderbox, that my then boyfriend absolutely worshiped. My boyfriend, Thomas, played guitar in a cover band and Tinderbox had a lead singer, we’ll call him Paul Avola, who happened to beContinue reading “I’ve Lost My Damn Mind: One”
Brave Demons. Dream Angels.
I have a black shirt, soft as butter and stretchy, with the super long sleeves that serve as small teddy bears at the ends of my arms. I had lost this shirt at some point Friday night at a weekend festival. I was devastated. Mind you, I had another shirt the same in all waysContinue reading “Brave Demons. Dream Angels.”
ComCon: Ascension Handout 1-9-20
COMMUNITY AND CONVERSATION AT THE BRIDGE 1-9-2020 This week’s topic is about raising your vibrations by recognizing spiritually abusive behaviors that denigrate and separate and the spiritually supportive behaviors that affirm and integrate on all levels of existence. Next Step: we plan to include an audio and/or video podcast so that people around theContinue reading “ComCon: Ascension Handout 1-9-20”
Protected: Crystals and Gems
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OCD is an illness of fear, of an intense desire to feel secure. Because you have experienced some sort of violence, you become susceptible to the condition. It only takes one event. One.
Suicide Is NOT Sudden
Until it becomes too much to bear. The pain, the suffering, the crushing loneliness all contribute to the eventual, and often unsuccessful, attempt to take one’s own life. We only hear about the successful suicides. The “sudden” suicides.
When Legend’s Rise: Godsmack’s Pluto Transit
When Legends Rise April 27, 2018 Spinefarm Records Godsmack has always been the one artist that voiced the feelings that I locked away beneath a smiling façade. As the band grew, my appreciation for their work grew. Until—1000 HP. I called it “canned” Godsmack. I demanded something more, something better, than revisiting a past thatContinue reading “When Legend’s Rise: Godsmack’s Pluto Transit”
The Beast Within
Poetry from I.O. Kirkwood