Considering I have assignments due tomorrow, I am officially back in college. The first time wasn’t fun. I went there after high school, later changed my major, eventually dropped out. I transferred twice but did return and graduate from where I began. I was waking up at 4am and worked my first job from 5-11:30. [...]

Failed Art Career

I didn’t grow up wanting to be an artist, but art was always something to do and I haven’t permanently left the pursuit. I’ve mentioned before that both of my parents had abusive upbringings. My father’s response was to be distant, paranoid of emotionally scarring his children. My mother began collecting and reading every parenting [...]

Box of Popcorn

I know Christmas is about Jesus and not presents, but I keep remembering that my opa (grandpa) gave me a 10 pack of popcorn one year. That would not be bad if he was a poor man doing what he could for a grandchild, but he stole my father’s inheritance and literally traveled the world [...]

I had Intentions

This was to be the year I wrote a blog post every month. Need I say more? Despite my multiple jobs and responsibilities at home, I expected my procrastination toward school work to be more productive than this. As much as I would like to record new music, this will be it for a while. [...]

10 Years Later

"Professors I respect have told me to choose between pursuing a career as an artist, musician, or author. I admit their unanimous advice is practical, but I desperately oppose such a requirement to choose a creative focus.  I fervently believe being an artist, musician and author makes sense. Yet, when I explain myself to friends, [...]

Goodnight, Seattle

This book was recommended by a friend. Our family backgrounds are similar, we are the same age, went to the same elementary school and middle school. We then attended different high schools (although part of the same county) and different colleges, although both were funded by the same state. Years later, we began talking again [...]

What Is Love

As you begin to tell people you're engaged, there are particular questions that are generally asked. For example, where is the wedding going to be, where are you going to live, and where was the proposal? When you answer the last question with "in a parking lot," people tend to react. In response to shaking [...]