Author: Brian Kleber

Gratitude For A Rebirth and Salvation Experience

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A Rebirth Experience Hello everyone! I'm so very sorry that I've been neglecting my personal blog but I've been going through a difficult three months. But the good news is that I'm on the upswing of things. I have been relapsing off and on for the last 2 1/2 to nearly 3 months. My last time I used was a three day run that got progressively worse. In the matter of three days I went from pills then tried heroin for the first time. I don't honestly know what made me try heroin but I loved it. I'm not going to lie to you all. I've always been upfront and honest with you folxs who read my blog. But I definitely don't like the devastation that it leaves afterwards. While I was still high - I managed to tell a friend what I had done the day prior to and what I had done that morning. Thi...

Gratitude for Elections

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I'm simultaneously joyful about the changes that came to the nation and to Pa and heartbroken for those of you around the country who have worked so damn hard to see change happen, only to be told, "Not yet." Still you have ushered in the cusp, the last of a breath held before exhale, the final inches of the crest of a wave, the steepest climb of the bell curve. You are showing up to oppose the weight of entrenched injustice, and the scales are beginning to tip. Momentum is mass X velocity, and there is more of both to come. I see you all and I admire you. We who are celebrating today will not ignore the dangers you'll continue to face in the next two to six years. *Thanks to Ophelia Hu Kinney for allowing me to borrow her words for this blog post* Ophelia managed to capture what I...

Our Own Light Goes Out

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At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. Albert Schweitzer No one gets by in life without our own light going out and needing to be rekindled by the spark of another. This quote reminds us of the deep gratitude we should have for those who have relit the flame within us. I can think of many people who have done this for me especially recently. My chosen family has numerous times relit the flame when mine was going out or had already been snuffed out by events in this world. Now my light can help relight some of my jewish brothers and sisters as they are in mourning over the 11 lives lost this past Saturday at Tree of Life in Pittsburgh, PA. I pra...