“Do You Really Have to Come Over?”

There are people in this world who are calm, collected and I rather enjoy being in the peaceful presence of these individuals. But there are beings that are impulsive, brash, and rather obnoxious. I don't know about you, but hanging out with one of these types of folks doesn't sound like a dream come true. [...]

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Bloodshed

A hurricane of guilt has hit me with immense force, leaving a trail of massive destruction. What was the cause of this fatal freak of nature? A bloody war between my mother and I, each of us entering the battle with a complete arsenal of heartless remarks. It all began when I came home from [...]

Blessings in Disguise – A New Way to Look at Life

You know, some days I think I completely forget about how blessed I am.  I have two parents who would go to the ends of the earth for me, a roof over my head, clothes on my back, a source of fresh water. I mean, the list could just go on and on  . . [...]

Rewards

Looking through my older blog posts made me realize that this blog isn't turning out how I wanted it to be. Almost every single post is polluted with despair, fury, and a grim-outlook on life. That's not what this blog was intended to be.  It was suppose to be an online refuge for the millions [...]

The Warzone

Ugly, pale peach laminate countertops. An elderly electric stove. An off-white refrigerator speckled with a few light-brown food stains. If you guessed that I am describing my kitchen, you’re correct. But what you probably didn’t realize was that I am also describing my own personal warzone.  Here in this very room, my parents throw verbal [...]

Mission Accomplished (or at least part way . . .)

So I did it. I sat in a car and a ferry and then a damn car again for a total of nine seemingly endless hours. Was it easy? No. Did I enjoy it? Not one bit. But I survived and I realized something amazing; somehow even though I was basically sedentary for the duration [...]