It is difficult to organize my thoughts at this moment, but I feel compelled to try. And I’m sure many Americans are feeling similarly overwhelmed, exhausted, and most importantly, enraged at the current state of things in our country. However, let us not forget that the current state of things isn’t all that new, with […]Read more "America is Burning"
“I am the river and I will take you to the sea. And we got by, Floating in the water singing, “Hallelujah”, Waiting on the lord, To bring us back home.” ~Behold the River by The Snake The Cross The Crown ************************************************************ In the prologue of the book, The Mills at Winooski Falls, Bert […]Read more "Wild Onions on the River (Chapter 43 from Life on a Treadmill)"
Look, I know I’m terrible at updating this site. Mostly because I don’t want to post too much of the upcoming book because I’ve learned making money in this economy is exponentially more difficult when you try to do it on your own terms. After all, somewhere along the line (probably in Middle School) I […]Read more "A Bunch of Unrelated and Potentially Pointless Updates [Aug.2016]"
The one thing about my generation and the ones coming up is that, for the most part, we are truly more empathetic and accepting than any generation that’s come before us. The irony, of course, is that we had to learn it from the generations who came before us. We learned it from their own […]Read more "Younger Americans Have a Bright Future–If We Have One At All"
The following is something I wrote in 2007. It was actually a research paper/persuasive essay for someone who was too lazy to do their own work in college. But given how popular marijuana is these days, it seems relevant since most don’t know the history behind the law is (unsurprisingly) full of corruption and corporate […]Read more "Reefer Politics: The History Behind the Illegalization of Marijuana"
Given the increasing number of instances where police have over-aggressively abused their authority–and from experiencing it myself–it troubles me to see such divisiveness in our country. While we’re bickering and hating each other over insignificant bullshit, the powers that be (The Donkeys and Elephants) are methodically ruining our ability to live fulfilling lives. Why? Because […]Read more "Why Does it Feel like the Police Hate Us?"
I got hit by a car while riding my bike. My knee smashed into the passenger side of the car, just above the wheel well, causing me to fly over my handlebars and land on the ground chin first. My left shoe flew off, and when I got my bearings I noticed the car that […]Read more "Throwback Rant: Getting Hit by a Car and the 2008 Financial Crisis"
NOTE: When I woke up this morning I had an urgent email from my editor with a list of local citizens, who had participated in the marathon. “Other sites already have stories. The pressure is on,” she wrote. I cringed, knowing this was the kind of assignment I hate. The kind of assignment where basic […]Read more "Finding the Positive in Tragedy: The Boston Marathon Bombings"
Woke Up This Mornin’ “Quite impossible to copy, weird in interval and strange in rhythm; peculiarly beautiful” – Charles Peabody on early Blues music/singingRead more "Red, White, & Blues: A Brief History of the Blues"