Author Archives: Ben

An Apology…

Wednesdays are short-post days, if I have something to post. Well, today, the short-post is an apology. Due to illness and life being extra-busy, I have not been posting with regularity. Consequently, I apologize for my slackness in not having … Continue reading

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Reality & the Struggle of Emotions vs Truth

My life is no picnic, but there is food! Ha ha ha! I’m sure many of us could relate to that sentiment. We live lives that are punctuated by pains and challenges that leave us pained or aching. We find … Continue reading

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Fatherhood…Is It Worth It?

A friend recently asked me this question, and honestly, I’d never thought about it. My default response was always, “Of course!” But he knows much of my story and was wanting a more considered response. “With all you’ve had to … Continue reading

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Loving While It Hurts

Hollywood lied to me! That’s likely no surprise to anyone! However, it is a regular event for me to realize that I bought some Hollywood lie! And it’s annoying to find I did so! In this case, I bought the … Continue reading

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Sentiment, Nostalgia…and Grief

If I may process some thoughts aloud… What is it that causes us to cling to our pasts? It even seems that the worst of pasts is still clung to in the high points, perhaps a unique Christmas or a … Continue reading

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My Life Motto

Recently, I’ve found a few folks have really benefited from this tidbit. Consequently, I’m posting it here for the benefit of those who might be reading here. In becoming a single-Dad, and since, I’ve found many times when I’m faced … Continue reading

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Who Am I? The Lost Art of Character Building!

(N.B.: After writing this, I realize it bears a similarity to this blog post from 7+ years ago (https://nerdylenses.com/2014/08/23/a-heartfelt-mind-meld-who-are-you/). However, I believes these to be two sides of the same coin. The below speaks more generally to one’s moral character … Continue reading

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Discouraged by Challenges

I’m told my Nana had a saying that went something like this, “Discouragement is an opportunity for His Encouragement!” Smart lady! In fact, having never met her, I can still say that my Nana was quite a smart lady due … Continue reading

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5 Years Later…Still Sacrificing!

It’s been nearly 5 years since I closed out the Heartfelt Mind-Meld. Truthfully, I didn’t feel like I had much more to share. When something did come to mind, it seemed to leave before I could get it down. And … Continue reading

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Heartfelt Mind-Meld: An Ending…Dream!

Hebrews 11:6, “And without faith, it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.” (empahsis mine) Dream.  To be honest, I just don’t dream … Continue reading

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