The Diamond of Glory
One of the hallmarks of your imaginative play, Gus, is that you are fully committed to it. Sometimes, I even have to ask you to come out of character and be Gus for a while.
Am I Raising a Libertarian?
As you've grown up, you seem to have fixated on this idea that freedom will lead to happiness. But what is the relationship between freedom and happiness?
Houston, We’ve Had Emotions
Emotions aren't wrong or bad, Gus. They're just information our brain gives us to help us understand what's going on all around us.
How You Came to Understand the Word “Tolerance” (or The Night You Told Your Mom to Shut Up)
We don’t hug people that we tolerate. We don’t laugh with them either. We just sit in judgment of them, thinking ourselves better or superior or more important.
Cake for Breakfast and Other Thoughts About What You Should and Shouldn't Do
The world is full of should’s and I’m not 100% positive that any of them makes a lick of sense. People are always telling us what we should and shouldn’t do.
A Good Night
I kiss your cheek. I say goodnight. But you’re long gone again, off on some dream adventure, and I’m not invited.
Anger is a Werewolf
We become unrecognizable to ourselves and to the ones we love, ready to attack, howling and clawing in hopes of regaining control.