J.T. Wellington loves to read, research, write and chat in random order on topics people are subject to talk about offline every day.
Speaking from the Margin
Every day I get a visit from my past. No lie. Every. Day. The visit is not from a childhood friend or classmate; like that scene in a movie where the foggy mist gives a hint the person is somebody from the past or someone from the future visiting the present to give a warning about some major life event.
How Do You Want Your Legacy to Read?
Infidelity. Cheating. Unfaithfulness. No matter how you describe it … no matter who you are … no matter your social status … no matter your economic status, you feel stunned, disappointed, hurt, depressed, and angry.
Millennial Flow in America
America is a young government even though its independence from British influence is more than 200 years old. The history of the United States of America is a legacy for every family within its borders... documented or not... Native or not... willfully immigrated or forcefully immigrated... a family story has been told—and is being told—of how they came to America.
You've Been Throttled!
Net neutrality is still a hot topic even though it has been some time since the repeal. We get on the internet for entertainment, to socialize with friends, family or long-time online acquaintances.
Protest: The Cry of Humanity
There is no need to protest when the cry of humanity is followed up with right action after speaking truth to power. Democracy—in its healthiest state—is where public servants (elected or appointed) are ambassadors for voters who put them in office.
Building Family Wealth: Money Is Not Enough
Money experts are everywhere! That’s a good thing. Many of us come from families where extra money is spent on needs that cannot be set aside. At the end of the week (or end of the paycheck), sometimes, there is only enough money for carfare and gas to last until the next paycheck.
Coffee: Elixir of the Driven
You may think it’s a stretch to refer to coffee as an elixir; but, what about as an alternative medicine? I would consider that a stretch too had it not been for different studies on the impact of coffee (or rather) caffeine on the body.
Dating: What Does It Mean to You?
I have been divorced for as many years as I was married. I tried dating. The first relationship ended with a phone call saying needs weren't being met. He married someone who met those needs within a year of our breakup. I was told they divorced within a year or two.