“Thus the locus of genius is not in knowing truth, but knowing our developing relationship with truth.”

Steve Thomas - The Fractured Mind

“What is the most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.”

Susan Sontag

“Our 2019 holiday party was both a benediction of our year of recovery and an invocation of renewal.”

Firefly Holiday Party, 2019

“Long ago she had thought bravery equaled wandering, the power was in the journey. Now she knew that, for her, it took no courage to leave; strength came from returning. Strength lay in staying.” ― Eleanor Brown

“We study at seminaries that teach us the conclusions of our own denomination and affirm what our belief system already is. Seeking things that affirm we are 100% right would not be called growth. Rather we wallpaper a gilded menagerie entrapping us inside narcissism.”

“Narcissistic defenses are those processes whereby the idealized aspects of the self are preserved, and its limitations denied. They tend to be rigid and totalistic. They are often driven by feelings of shame and guilt, conscious or unconscious.”