I am an aspiring writer currently writing a book on the Sober Revolution we are in the midst of, a book about essays that will change the way you think, and a novel about a serial killer. I am also working on a book of poetry.
Infidelity Destroys Your Past, Present, and Future
I remember when I realized that my ex-husband had found another woman. All of a sudden numerous suspicious memories from the past were made clear, all of my hopes and dreams of retiring with him disappeared and in the present I was worried about where I would live in a few short weeks. In short, my past, present, and future were in all in jeopardy.
Where Has all the Great Art Gone?
When you think about where all the great art in this world and where has it gone, I'm here to tell you that between the AIDS crisis, the drug and alcohol epidemic, and the mental health crisis in America, the ART hasn't left. It's trapped in prisons, psych wards, and at your local bar or traphouse. I speak from experience. Before I became a full-time artist, I was a full-time drunk who was lost in the criminal justice system, psych wards, and the local bar and traphouse. It seems that creative genius comes with an IQ and EQ that needs to be heavily medicated.
Rich People are not Better Than You
People have always accused me of sourrounding myself with people than are "beneath" me. I don't see anyone beneath me is what they don't understand. First, there is no caste system in America. Rich people are not better than you. Please understand that if you think differently, that is the result of capitalism. Your productivity does not determine your worth. The biggest scam played on the American public is that working harder will get you somewhere in life. It almost never does. Rich people have connections to make their dreams work. That's truly the only difference between you and them.
Alien DNA - is the Truth Stranger than Fiction?
Bob decides to go the library, where he can ruminate in peace. He saw on the news that scientists now think we might have DNA. That some humans have origins from beyond this planet. Bob has suspected this for years, but has been too bogged down by the minutae of daily life to explore anything including his own mind. Bills, kids, and taxes take up most of his waking thoughts, and there is nothing left for Bob at the end of the day.
The Mall of Sin
Bob is sitting at the Mall of Sin as he calls it. He is watching the TV. They are talking about the space race. Life has so much to offer but here he sits at the Mall of Sin. Why does he call it that? Well, it's hedonism at its finest. People going broke for material possessions that could be destroyed in a fire tomorrow. At this mall, there is a place to get lap dances, liquor, and Gucci purses. All these people living in the moment, without a care about tomorrow, not even realizing the end is near. Now Bob feels overwhelmed. He takes a big sigh and thinks to himself:
Have You Been Unable to Level Up?
I first learned about Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs at the University of Akron as an undergrad. I didn't realize how supremely important this concept was until after I retired from education. Had I internalized it, i could've affected some real change at the school.
Dating in the 2020's
Dating. The pasttime that we love to hate. It is stressful, confusing, and expensive. I'm not even sure why we do it. I'm currently single and not looking and I've never been happier in my life. Take that into consideration when reading this.
Sparkle Days in Ohio
It was random ordinary day with Steve, but there is an unexpected joy in living an ordinary life. You just have to have the attitude that the grass is greener where you water it, and not on the other side. Steve is the guy that made me realize why things never worked out with anyone else. When Johnny Cash was asked what heaven is like, he said “with her, having coffee.” That’s how I feel about Steve.
Frugal, Fun Galore on the Northern Shore - Part 1
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a staycation as a vacation day spent at home or nearby. The benefits of a staycation are that you get all the reinvigorating effects of a vacation, with a fraction of the time and cost. Between hyperinflation, kids activities, and the crisis at the nation's airports, staycations should be on the rise.
It's the End of the World as we Know it!
Chapter 1 Nobody can hear a scream in the vacuum of space. Bob isn't so sure about it. He feels like he can the hear the collective scream of mankind - it feels like the end of days. The universe is angry, Americans are angry - everyone is angry, especially Bob.
I’ve never been one to shy away from a challenge, physical, mental, or otherwise. You might say that can’t isn’t in my vocabulary. The greatest physical and mental challenges in my life that I’ve encountered are getting sober, with scuba diving being a very close second and the isolation during the pandemic being the third. But, when life gave me lemons, not only did I make lemons, I planted the lemon tree for good measure.