Happy Holidays in the United States of Excess and Greed

Going to the store today for a charging cable was a hefty reminder of where we are as a society. Every store I passed on the way had parking lots full of cars, and traffic on the roads to match. All in the name of holiday shopping. The practice of buying meaningless items produced for mass profit.

Flying Beyond the Clouds of Depression

For most, depression is like a dark cloud. One that encompasses and surrounds their entire existence. This cloud keeps in the dark thoughts, and emotions, and wears on one physically. There is also the perception that the cloud will never dissipate. Now think of yourself in an airplane on the ground on a very cloudy, … Continue reading Flying Beyond the Clouds of Depression

This Is Not Life

Most dwell in the confines of a platform consisting of a video that is only seconds long yet keeps their attention to their electronic device. Scrolling through feeds on various apps and sites only to see life in pretend by others and brimming with misinformation. Envy and longing for what your cornea absorbs and your … Continue reading This Is Not Life

God Loves Only the USA!

I am finding it hard to open any social media platform. Just to glance for a moment at life beyond my COVID confinement is disturbing. It is as if no one thinks beyond their tongue, shallow thoughts, or lusts. Then again, I think it is time to find new people to associate with. My neighborhood … Continue reading God Loves Only the USA!

Elijah

As I bowed my head in disgrace and profess my decadenceAsking for the strength to make it another dayThe Spirit fills my heart with a love I can’t explain or even referenceLooking for answers to guide me the right way Everywhere I look I see her faceDiamond eyes, shimmering smile, the essence of graceThings I … Continue reading Elijah

Running to Safety

Chasing her down would only escalate a very fragile situation. Stalking her at her work, showing up where she ran to, etc. are all very bad ideas. Four or five years ago, I probably would have done that. This does not mean I do not love her; it actually is me respecting the boundaries and her wishes. I would give anything for her to walk in the door right now, yet time is the answer.

A Text That Saved a Life

When you texted me Saturday, it seriously meant the world to me. You have no idea. Seriously. I told you I was doing good; I might have overstated that a bit. You have no idea what your text did. I have kept what is going on in my life private for years except to a few.

Nowhere to Run

Have you ever found yourself hopeless and ready to give up? Be it financial, career, relationship, or personal reasons, whatever it may be, you find yourself with nowhere to run. Surprisingly, this is a normal part of life. Normal? I did say normal, unfortunately. It all depends on the extremity of the situation and our ability to cope or deal with it. How do I know?

Burning Down My House

The one I love the most said to me the other day, " You kept starting fires, then trying to put them out, sooner or later you find that you have burned your house down and are now homeless!" Needless to say, it stuck with me. It has gone through my head so many times. … Continue reading Burning Down My House