Category Archives: brothers

Saying No to Boys

In high school I became friends, almost accidentally, with a guy named Matt who was severely, passive-aggressively depressed. Having felt depressed myself, I tried my best to empathize with him and be his friend. It was a one-way relationship if … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Life

I have philosophized about the meaning of life for a long time. When I was younger I was sure it was about making sure everybody in the world heard the Good News so that Jesus would come back. Then, as … Continue reading

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