What could be more life-draining than the perpetual dread of financial debt?
Like quicksand, it absorbs you without discrimination, deeper and deeper until you can’t move or breathe freely.
I have been mostly debt-free since 2009 when I filed for … Continue reading
We must not respond to violence with violence.
I mean, of course it’s an option.
But it only feeds into the cycle. A very archaic cycle that’s ready to meet its end.
I heard someone say today that it’s noble
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Don’t you realize?
How amazing every person is?
How everyone you’ve ever met is a rock star?
How each and every person is worthy of your praise and gratitude?
Can’t you see it? It’s so obvious when you look for
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I have a confession to make (to myself).
Dear Self: I used to not believe in you. I wanted to. I did not even realize my own lack of belief. I thought I believed.
But now I look back and … Continue reading
I am through lingering
in the realm of the past
All the time I’ve wasted away
Hoping for life but living decay
I was so convinced there was no other way
Stagnant and broken day after day
Desire is never … Continue reading
Before he threatened to kill me, my friend Dave got me started learning bass guitar. And he loaned me a book called Siddhartha.
Then came the darkness, to obscure our good intentions for one another and to bring about a … Continue reading
In this campaign for the presidency, self-care takes on a whole new dimension of importance and meaning.
Here I am. 1:45AM. Burning that midnight oil.
For about four consecutive days, I managed to be prolific on two hours or less … Continue reading
This is the time that we’ve all been waiting for
Every life-form upon these lands and in our seas
The world has cried enough now
America has had enough now
We have hidden from our destinies
We have cast blame … Continue reading
As I write these words, my eyes burn tightly and vision blurs slightly.
Because I am tired. Physically. These past few days have been a mad dash of launching a political campaign with my sights on the highest office in … Continue reading
Sometimes, you’ll do your absolute best, and still get shit on.
There are tests you’ll pass with flying colors and extra credit. Then to congratulate you, the proctor will punch you in the face ’till you don’t know which way … Continue reading