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 was planning to address the collective exhaustion the Trump presidency has caused due to his onslaught of idiocy and scandals. However, that exhaustion has taken its toll on me as I struggle to keep up on bills and general personal maintenance. So I’m just going to write what’s on my mind currently: In the […]Read more "Remove Trump or Let America Die"
When I was 18 I was fortunate enough to go on a trip to Italy and France. In Paris, I had a profound experience with kind strangers who opened their bar after hours to prevent us from walking through a bad part of town. While there they served us unlimited wine and bowls of peanuts […]Read more "Ugly Americanism"
I’ve been following this subject for awhile and came across a reddit comment that neatly and perfectly organized the troubling relationships Trump has with Putin allies and Russian mobsters. Forgive me as I forgot the commentor’s user name, but feel free to do your own research.Read more "A Comprehensive List of Trump’s Close Ties to RUSSIA"
So I accidentally wrote an essay on stupidity in response to an article about stupid people having more friends. My accidental essay was responding both to the main article and a comment claiming it was more about introverts vs extroverts. I think I make sense here, and for this being a stream of thought, I […]Read more "Accidental Essay on Stupidity"
“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)"
It’s difficult to remember the exact moment I began to accept that Donald Trump would become the next President of the United States. All I know is that it was early in the morning and that no amount of alcohol could overcome the anxiety that seeped throughout my body until I lay frozen in place. […]Read more "Post-Mortem: Election 2016"
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]"
Even though we’ve seen the hideous underbelly of our political system this election, you provided us with an example of what we should want and expect from our politicians. Not lies or empty talking points meant to placate us and appeal to the primitive aspects of our psyches. Instead you offered, in one sense, tough […]Read more "A Letter to Bernie Sanders"
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"