I Kneel to Stand

Kneel to Stand Right and wrong.  Love and hate. Respect and intolerance.   Make a choice. Speak despite fear. Take a stand.   I stand with Nike. I stand with Kap. Black Lives Matter.

Dealing with PTSD

This blog post isn’t for everyone and it isn’t for attention. The sole purpose of this blog is to reach anyone else who may be going through something similar and could benefit from knowing that they aren’t alone in this fight of theirs.  I’ve been reliving a childhood trauma on a pretty consistent basis for...

The Red-Hatted League

There has been a lot of blame going around the United States this past year over our dumpster fire of a political climate. Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders. “Illegal” Immigrants. Voters. Those who chose NOT to vote. The GOP. The DNC. Refugees. Anthem kneelers. Tiki carriers. Angry teenagers. Angry coal miners. Protesters. Counter-protesters. That’s...

Pride of Doing

I’ve always been a dreamer. And for all of my life that I can remember, I have dreamt of being a “published author.” When I was little, I just new I wanted to tell stories and write but by the time I was in the third grade, the words published author were my two favorites....

Gun Control

I really felt that this topic deserved a second blog just given our state of affairs right now. I’d like to focus on one core “answer” to the problem of school shootings in The United States: that we arm our teachers. Now, there’s the obvious first question — where is the money for these guns...

A Well Regulated Militia

Let’s talk about the words “a well regulated militia.” Here’s the whole Second Amendment for absolute context: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Our country up until and including now has followed this principle:...

Acceptance

I’m beginning to realize that I’ve always let people mistreat me, even from my very first relationship in college. My mom once said to me during this time that she thought it was lucky I ended up with someone who treated me so well; she always figured my low self-esteem would lead me to finding...

42

Why is it that we count our years of age, anyway? I mean we know our birthdate. D’uh. We have a birth certificate and crap. And we can celebrate on the anniversary of that date every year, if we like — there’s no sense not having a party with cake and ice cream. But why...

Something Wicked This Way Comes

I recently decided that to was time for me to read “Something Wicked This Way Comes” by Ray Bradbury. I say recently because I started reading the book on Saturday the Second. So, like a week and a half ago. I bought the book in early 2015. So, like two years ago. I first decided...

Just to be Clear

I recently got into a debate on social media with a commenter on my latest blog and I realized that there are a few things people need to get straight. Not all people but I have a feeling this is a shared opinion among Trump supporters and as ludicrous as it may seem to the...