But for me, this wasn't a jump. It wasn't even a jog. No, this was a prolonged limp caused by a bear trap being constructed around my leg and no matter what I did or how hard I tried, the bear trap wouldn't come off. Yeah, it would loosen up a bit so that I could limp forward a bit faster than normal, or it would become a little lighter so I could perhaps swing my leg forward like I'm about to hit the meanest Electric Slide possible, but the trap never comes off. I pry and claw at it and I believe that if I could just remove this bear trap that was constructed around my leg, I can quickly clean up my wound and run with the best of the best. The trap is persistent. The trap won't let go.
To say that the last two years have been difficult is an understatement. We've lost family, we've lost friends, we've further lost our collective minds. We've lost jobs, we've lost touch with our humanity. Some of us may have even lost the will to go on. Yet, we still alive. Heroes died. The American Dream … Continue reading We Still Alive
Per dictionary.com I talk about anxiety quite a bit. It is a topic of frequent thought and conversation in my life. There is one word in that definition that I want you to pay the most attention to. Fear. Per dictionary.com I want to bring your attention to that word, because for the most part, … Continue reading What It Really Is
I've been writing for 20 years. I always knew I wanted writing to be involved in my life, but up until high school, I didn't believe that I would actually make a career out of it because becoming a successful writer, especially back when I first considering it was a bit difficult.* So I always … Continue reading The Art of Storytelling
You know, I really dislike having a fucking job. I like making money, but I dislike having a fucking job. I say that because it's fucking December and my last post was in February and I had this whole plan to be posting at least once a month this year and yet here the hell … Continue reading I Got What I Wanted
For a while, I struggled with whether or not I should do like so many other creators and post a link to a PayPal or CashApp or Patreon link so that the people who read this site could send me money in support of the work that I do. I'll admit that is was mostly … Continue reading We’re on Ko-fi!!!!/A Thank You Post
I don't like making New Year's resolutions. I don't like them because I don't keep them and I don't keep them because the pressure to make and keep them becomes too much and I end up saying fuck it at least a week into the new year. The act of making resolutions for me is … Continue reading New Year, Same Me?
Pop culture wise, 2018 has been Black as fuck. I'm sure we've had Blacker years, but I bet that 2018 will rank highly among them. Music was good, strides were made in television, and the movies? LAWWWWWDD THE MOVIES!!!! If we weren't the central focus of the narrative, we were definitely up in that bitch … Continue reading Thinking of Us or, Why Thinkpieces Give Me Heart Palpitations: A Personal Essay
Stop sacrificing because feeling like you need to, for the validity of chossing the mature thing. The survival thing. The "adult" thing [sic].Iron Lion Jackson As we are prone to do, a good friend and I were having a conversation about my various neuroses. He told me that I am carrying a lot of guilt … Continue reading Guilt and Shame Are A One-Two (One-Two) Punch
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. - Abraham Lincoln You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. - Marcus Aurelius Anyway, once upon a time, my best friend and I would have conversations, as … Continue reading The Power Post