update, grief, and dreams log

There’s been some additional weight added to my life, in addition to the overwhelm mentioned in my previous post. As my fingers try to relay the thoughts and feelings from deeper places inside me, documenting recent dreams here seems interesting. From 22-August: Bits and pieces from earlier in the dream involved driving around, chatting with others under the warmth of the sun. Then, laying down upon a bed continuing…

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Not Sure

I’m not sure what to write, or to say. A sentiment somewhat applied generally in my life right now, but more specifically to important folx about serious or salient topics. In taking on new roles and picking up new responsibilities, I have certainly overwhelmed myself at several junctures. Whether or not this will pan out long term as something “successful” or even “good” for me is yet to be…

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Hypocrisy from Public Speakers

June is Pride Month, which means lots of great festivals and conferences happening all over – which also means public speakers galore! Activists, community leaders, presenters, facilitators, influencers, bloggers, vloggers, oh my! People will travel from all over to hear and be heard, to see and be seen. Activist spaces and conferences especially tend to be great sources of information, where attendees are inundated with content. From seminars to…

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Listen to Ep 3 Trustopias

Well hello there. Isaac is back and brought a couple new people in for some conversation about how we trust, what we do when it’s broken, and then whether or not we should upload all human consciousness to each new child to see if it makes us stop treating each other like shit. Thanks for listening! https://lucentilive.podbean.com/mf/play/ig5urh/Ep3_RumpleTongueFerox_21Feb.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Fear Based Stress Reduction

I am now several weeks in to a course called Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). I’m learning about the program and some of the science that’s been conducted around its efficacy. And I’ve been adding new practices on top of my daily routines, experiencing different ways of being mindful: body scans, formal meditations, movement, mindful activities, and so on. My mind, in usual unquiet fashion, consistently concocts thoughts and…

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WBGML

Writers block got me like… That reminder I set for myself on my phone, but that I keep changing the next day. That friend you keep meaning to text, but totally forget to for weeks on end. The deep cleaning you promised yourself you would do when the weather finally turned warm, but you want to make sure it’s warm for just a couple extra days before you get…

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Listen to Minisode 2.3 Motorvational Speaking

It’s finally time for Lucenti Live Episode 2.3, with Isaac as your solo host. I’m word-walking my way through the projects and major tasks currently on my burner. Listening back to this exercise will hopefully give me some additional perspective on what I can prioritize, delegate, or push to the backburner. Please send any feedback, commentary, puns, or dead memes through the Contact page over at Lucenti.Live and you can follow…

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Just Deserts

28-Feb Idaho 23:50pm Wind I think my mum is probably not going to live for too much longer. She recently had another sudden health issue and she can’t slow down. Because no one in her day-to-day life is going to step up and actually take care of her. Some other family came, her parents and brother, but it sounds like they were just as much work as her regularly…

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Unhealthy fantasy, or toxic relationship boundaries?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the idea of healthy vs unhealthy fantasy (mainly wrt to kink, particularly dom/sub dynamics) and came across an article titled “When Fantasy Crosses the Line”[1]. The article uses an anecdote about a supposedly happily married man who fantasizes about his coworker until he crosses his own boundaries and ends up kissing her and entering into some sort of an emotional affair with…

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Reading Our Own History

A little over a decade ago, I made the biggest mistake of my life, and lost almost everything that I cared about. This mistake caused me to experience many hardships, including ultimately a divorce and months of estrangement from everything I knew and loved. While difficult, this forced me to examine myself and my purpose in a way that I don’t think many people take the opportunity to do….

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