I've been told that writing is among my most successful skills. I disagree. Every writer needs an introspective heart, and a story to tell. Perhaps the true gifts are the experiences, and the ability to express the magic of everyday life
A Letter to my Abuser
“Is this ok?”, she asks herself for the hundredth time, sitting in her car, stomach rumbling violently. Too weak to drive, too numb to think. But she knows if she doesn’t leave to get the morning coffee soon, she’ll never function.
The Best Little Cookies in the 4 Corner States
Biscochitos (sometimes written Bizcochitos): flaky, buttery, dusted with cinnamon sugar goodness and just the right amount of spice! If you've never tried these golden treasures...you're not alone, but you're missing out. These shortbread-like cookies are a well-kept, secret New Mexican staple. They are so delicious in fact, that they were named the official state cookie! If you live outside of the US four-corner states, it's likely you've never even heard the name biscochito, so I'll tell you in advance: you're welcome! Easy to make, and sure to please! Once you make these beauties for your friends and family, they'll be asking for them every holiday. Just be careful, or your family may dub you the official holiday baker.
You Didn’t Hear Me Protest
I understand why protests get violent and peace turns to riot. Anybody who’s ever had a relationship with an oppressive or abusive person can understand the logic behind it. If you’ve never experienced it, here is my best explanatory breakdown, modeled from my own experience:
Why You Love Animals More than you Love Humans
We’ve all been there: you watch a cute video of some puppies running through a park, or you look over at your kitty sleeping peacefully on her back: tummy and all four little paws exposed. Joyful tears in your eyes, you find yourself exclaiming “Man, animals are so great! Why can’t people be this pure?” or “I don’t need a boyfriend/girlfriend, my pet is so much better!”. I’ve probably said some variation of these things myself. So, you’re not weird! Of course you love your pets more than you love other humans...but don’t you ever take the time to question that? And just why is it so difficult to feel the same about our fellow human beings?
5 Reasons I'm the Best He's Ever Had
When it comes to my sex life, I am a firm believer in quality over quantity. So when a recent older partner, who had been extremely promiscuous over the years, announced that I was "the best he ever had"; I should be flattered. However, this wasn't the first time I'd heard the remark. In fact, a majority of my partners had very genuinely offered similar statements. So what might you ask was setting my "skills" apart from the average partner? Some candid discussion with my sex partners and fellow humans lead me to 5 easy conclusions.