Fire Dragon Lit
I enjoy reading and I'm constantly attempting to write. The problem is the completion. Can't seem to find it. I hope to use Vocal as a journey to completing a piece of work. Thanks for your time and I hope you enjoy.
A Coronavirus Letter
Hello. Some of you will probably relate to this. For you I want you to realize and remember that we all feel the same way. Other people are experiencing things in a different way. I certainly am not diminishing their experience. There are also those that don’t quite understand. I hope maybe you might see things from a different point of view.
You're an Idiot
Have you ever been told this? Have you ever told someone this? Odds are both are true, but what was the reasoning behind it. What was said, or done to elicit such a response. It probably had to do with being an ass. Ass in the respect that you or they made an assumption. Making assumptions is a very easy thing to do. We do it on a regular basis. You have to remember the old saying though. To assume is to make an ass out of you and me.
A Vocal Civil War
Information travels in seconds rather than the hours of a half a century ago, or even the days of a century ago. We learn about news as it happens rather than once it has been confirmed and processed.. Opinions are expressed and repeated in minutes. Twitter streams facts, and supposed facts, faster than people can keep up with the posts. Unfortunately, this also means misinformation and lies are spread just as fast. This has become the primary source of fuel used against one another. We have become separated into two opposing sides embroiled in a verbalized civil war that is tearing us apart and costing our nation its reputation and wasting our monetary resources.
The Travels of Draconis Teine - Part 5
I felt amazingly refreshed when I began to stir. The couch had actually been rather comfortable. The worst part of my sleep had been my dreams. I was fighting, sword in hand. The oddest part was the people I was fighting. They looked human but they seemed to have some form of animal-like features and animal skin around their neck and outer forearms. Even I had what I thought to be dragon scales on my forearms. It was the weirdest dream I could ever remember having.
Compassion: Mental Health's Best Friend
Mental illness is too much of a taboo topic. Don’t talk about it. It’ll go away. Those with mental illness are scary. Mental illness only happens to criminals, murderers, and crazy people. These thoughts leave those attempting to accept and deal with their health feeling alone and unwanted. The worst part about it is that we already feel alone and unwanted. We already feel unwanted. We believe we must have been bad to be this way. None of this is true. We need compassion and understanding.
The Travels of Draconis Teine Part 4
There seems to be a few common elements that I seem to be experiencing and honestly I’m not a fan of any of them. First as I wake I’m confused and not sure where I am. I remember eating the pluemin then blacking out. From the light coming through the window I would guess that the morning had arrived and I could tell that I am laying in a bed.
Depression & Athletic Training
One of the problems I see for people who have depression when talking to those who don’t is that it is hard for the non-depressant to understand. I myself have faced this problem with friends and family. On a day that I was exercising, exercising is considered a helpful tool in combating depression, I would step into the shower to wash off. While in there my mind wandered, as it does so often when I shower. In its wandering three thoughts came together; exercise, depression, and someone who does not have depression. I saw that I had depression and have done a good amount of athletic training and exercising. It is good to note that I have run competitively in my life such in track and cross country. In the same respect, one of the people I know that has a hard time understanding depression has also done a good amount of athletic training and exercising since they continue to exercise and were a tri-athlete. In this thought pattern I devised this analogy that might help those who do not have depression and have shared in the experience of athletic training.
The Travels of Draconis Teine Part 3
During the walk to Lughvard’s home, he told me how I could make my repayment to him. He ran the orchard we were walking through. His orchard grew pluemin, the funny looking pear shaped fruit. He warned me not to eat the fruit from the tree because he would know, and then went on how to identify a ripe piece. He said I was going to be helping his employees harvest among other things he expected me to do.
The Travels of Draconis Teine Part 2
I fucking hurt. Everywhere. Seriously, every fiber of my being. Muscles, skin, head, legs. You name it, it hurts. Even my fucking balls. And why the fuck am I naked!? I had to figure out what was going on. Was this a dream? What was it they said about dreams? If you pinched yourself you could tell whether you were dreaming or not; that if it hurt you weren’t dreaming. Well it hurt and I didn’t get it. What was going and where was I?
The Travels of Draconis Teine Part 1
I don’t know where to begin. It’s like on TV, or in the movies, when you see police conducting an interview, they say start at the beginning. What I always wondered was, what is the beginning? I mean, take my absurd situation. Was the beginning my pleasant childhood, which progressed into struggling teen years where my mental health issues began to appear? The years attempting to get through college, or the bad decisions of an ill mind compounded by an inability to stay structured enough to do the work necessary to earn my degree, the spontaneous marriage to a mentally abusive wife whose secret job of running a pornographic website, where all the videos involved her and her affairs, that I stumbled upon leading to cracking of my frail mental health.