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In Honor of Carissa

Today is the anniversary of my little sister's death. She had Down's Syndrome, and she understood love probably more than I or most of us will ever be able.

Swimming the Mile

When I was a Boy Scout, I did the impossible as a fat kid. And I was the only kid who didn't get what he deserved when he was done.

Bathroom Stall Angel

A young woman wrote this note anonymously after reading some of the horrifying life experiences other young women had written in the bathroom stall.

10 Things You Should Repeat Aloud Every Day

I admittedly was very hungry and doped up on cold medicine when I wrote this, but all the same, here are some daily mantras to repeat every day...

Pulled from the Truth Box

These are the secrets you've never told anyone. And what everyone else believes is the truth.

The Individual vs. the Masses

There is a truth that exists when it comes to inspiring masses. No influential person in history has ever done it.

Shaking My Younger Self By the Shoulders

If I could go back in time, I'd grab my younger self by the shoulders, shake the hell out of him, and scream a few things to him about life, money, and loss.

Seven Years to Gain the Weight, Seven Days to Lose It

It took me seven years to gain fifty pounds. Is it really plausible to think that I can lose it in a week?

What Others Think of You is None of Your Business

Oh man, is it ever tempting to dig and prod and poke for the "truth" when we find out somebody else has a negative opinion about us. I'm telling you now. It won't end well.

Assume the Best and Doubt the Worst

I made this photo worse (and confessed it) to make the driver look like a schmuck, and also to see who would give him the benefit of the doubt. Why was that so hard for us all?

In honor of Carissa

Today is the anniversary of my little sister's death. She had Down's Syndrome, and she understood love probably more than I or most of us will ever be able.

A Teen’s Brave Response to “I’m Christian, Unless You’re Gay”

After getting a homework assignment to write an essay about "I'm Christian, Unless You're Gay," one teen decided that enough was enough...

My New Journey Begins…

I got a call from a casting company looking for somebody to star in a big network show. It began a journey that led to me standing here in my undies for all of you.

Whose Life is it Anyway?

What if the answer isn't that you should find a way to be happy in the life you have? What if the answer is to take the very steps that everybody else thinks are stupid, weak, or wrong?

Powerful Responses to ‘I’m Christian, unless you’re gay.’

I received hundreds of emails following the 'I'm Christian, unless you're gay' post. Today I wanted to share a handful of the most powerful. These responses turned my world upside-down.

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My Quarterly Confession Session

This is my quarterly confession session. Because… Humaning is more fun when we do it together. Take me or leave me in all of my strange and glorious craziness.

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Birth. Not for Weak Sauce Sissy Boy-Men.

My sister invited me into the room when my nephew was born. It was worse than I ever could have imagined. And I barely saw anything of it at all.

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