Why We Need to Quit Worrying About Fate

Is fate in charge, or are we? John Picciuto says it doesn’t matter.

Living an Unbroken Life

We have no control over what life throws our way and we can make the choices that allow us to live it unbroken –here’s how…

Sh*t Happens

By sharing an upside even in his experience with cancer, David Packman reminds us that, while unpredictable, there is an innate balance in the universe — and in every life experience.

Unexpected Lessons From Jeff, Who Lives at Home

Christian Clifton finds some great lessons in Jeff, Who Lives at Home. All it took was being willing to watch it more than once.

How to Fail at Meeting the Girl of Your Dreams

The universe gave Atalwin Pilon a single chance to meet someone he was wildly attracted to. And he choked.

Organized Chaos

Laura Lewis, with a prose poem about “a bleeding heart trying to stitch it up before numb sets in.”

What Led You To Her?

Our emotional histories depend on little decisions which, however small, are irreversible.

Divorce, Soul Mates and the Puzzle of Life

Tasher meditates on healing following divorce, and the big picture of life.

Walking on Knives in Nova Scotia

Rob Azevedo puts his love to the test soon after their married lives begin.

Romance: Reading Fate into Coincidence

Gary Bobroff examines how the hopeless romantic will give away his or her power by believing that “fate” will lead to their destiny.


Jeff Swain defines ‘unconquered,’ with some help from his friends: William Ernest ‘Captain of My Soul’ Henley and Tom Petty.

Learning How to Grow

After a stroke, Bryce Emley’s father suffers permanent physical and mental impairment, but the cruelest effect has been the damage to his manhood.

A Grief So Profound

What can we learn from ancient myths about grief and mourning in the present?

Cockfighters and Poets

What the cockfighter and the artist have in common is what they put on the line.

How Erik Got His Groove Back

White-knuckling his way through sobriety was burning him out, until Erik Christian returned to his youthful creative passions.

What Is Meant to Be?

Atalwin Pilon travels from the monasteries of Thailand to the Sydney gay scene, and finds we are all connected.