Author Archives: Brian McCarrel

About Brian McCarrel

I am the late, great middle class working stiff that is the framework of society. Notice I didn't say foundation, that would indicate my ego was over sized. I (like many of you) am a victim of my own desire to be what those around us think we should be. But more on that later ... And excuse the grammar, I'm NOT a professional.

What we are

We now work so hard on our impression, what others think of us, that we are losing touch of what we should really be. We are not our job or our paycheck. We are not our possessions. We are not … Continue reading

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The King

The king has no freedom. If he is a good king he must look after his people. He has to protect the kingdom from enemies both outside and inside his walls. If he is a bad king he will be … Continue reading

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Irony

Oh, the irony of it all. A fifty-something guy blabbering on and on about minimalism. I throw out words like like those guys in Las Vegas trying to hand you the ads for strip clubs. Four or five hundred words … Continue reading

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They don’t wear condoms in porn

Alright, so I apologize for the title, but it all relates to another interesting conversation that took place recently. Most of us (yours truly included) seem to desire a certain amount of thrill in our lives. Some watch James Bond … Continue reading

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Just not happy

I was recently had a conversation with a great friend. She is somebody that I respect very much, and held the belief that she was a happy and stable person. I knew she took medication for anxiety. She mentioned to … Continue reading

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Fra la la la la

Well, it’s that time of year again. I was speaking with a good friend yesterday. We were discussing the various unique aspects of the holiday season. Shopping, decorations, parties, and the general insanity that comes with this time of year … Continue reading

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You can never have too many

Recently a good friend returned from that home-of-good-feelings-for-a-price Disneyland. She shared dozens upon dozens of pictures and some great stories as well. We laughed and discussed all things related to Mr. Mouse and those things that happen on theme-park vacations. … Continue reading

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