AC Bergen-Fischer

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.”

- J.M. Barrie

My Decembers don’t have roses. They have pink carnations.

My father had odd taste in music. Of course he loved church music — especially old hymns. He’d belt out the lyrics as loud as he…

In a previous episode, I told the story of how I met my first love. Part of that story was how I carried my love for her through two marriages, and two decades of my life. I brushed past that bit. …

“Moving doesn’t change who you are. It only changes the view outside your window.”

~Rachel Hollis

I think it would be difficult to find a credible scientist, psychologist, or philosopher who says that change is bad. …

I just finished reading an article about the ways carnival games are set up. Of course, I’ve always understood that these games are rigged but I never really understood how they’re rigged. …

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

― George Bernard Shaw

A recent fight has left me thinking about how much simple misunderstandings can cause situations to escalate in unwanted, unexpected, and unnecessary ways.

Even as I say that, I realize that I’ve…

A wise person once said that “The more educated someone is, the more likely it usually is for them to pretend they know, when they actually don’t.”

I spend a lot of time reflecting on the past. More often than not, I find myself channel surfing through an endless number…

“What’s wrong, son?”

Dad could tell as soon as I got home from school that I was upset.

“Nobody likes me” I told him, as I broke down into tears.

School was rough for me as a kid. I was what most adults saw as an odd duck, and what…

I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. I think if you want to change something, change it today and don’t wait until the New Year.”

~Georgina Bloomberg

It’s that time of year again. As I write this, it’s the day before Christmas Eve but my mind is already thinking ahead…

“Living your life in the public eye is a greater burden than most people can imagine.”

- Justin Trudeau

I often look at celebrities, and wonder “how do they do it?” Every detail of their everyday is documented, scrutinized, and made the business of anyone who’s exposed to the details.

When I was young, I always knew who to go to for advice: my dad. I had complete trust that he would understand how to navigate difficult situations, resolve conflicts, or identify when it was time to accept something that was beyond my control.

Sometimes he’d give me clear directions…

AC Bergen-Fischer

AC Fischer is an inspirational speaker, an activist, a philosopher, a writer, a podcaster, a producer, and a romantic.

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