Bravery

Should I Be Afraid to Publish My Name?
Most of you have no idea who I am (and don’t care). Some of you know my name is Matt.…
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Maybe If We Don’t, We Die
When your marriage fails and you’re in your thirties and you have a child, you freak out. First, your wife…
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It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way
My uncle saw the yellow piece of paper stuck under the windshield and walked over to investigate. A police ticket…
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Too Many Spiders, Vol. 2
I am afraid. I am afraid a lot. It’s because I scare easily. Not over things I’d consider irrational. Horror…
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How to Change the World
“I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a…
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The Phantom Pain
It was a typical winter day in Ohio. Around 9 a.m. Co-workers were milling around, getting coffee and chatting. I…
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Too Many Spiders
My five-year-old son has developed what I’d describe as an irrational fear of spiders. He saw one in a bathroom…
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The Fear of Losing What We Love
Three people who matter to me expressed fear about one of their human relationships in separate conversations this past week.…
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