When I was four, the first of my two little brothers was born and like any other older sibling, I looked forward to the day I could teach him how to moonwalk or recite his ABCs. But as the months passed and he got a little bit bigger and older, I realized that day would … Continue reading My Younger Brother’s Story: How We Treat the Mentally Ill & Physically Disabled
I’m sorry I never believed you when you said I was too good for you. I thought you were those modest, "I don’t deserve a good thing," kind of guys. I was ready to slay the dragons of the past lies your exes had made you accept. I wanted to love away the insecurities and … Continue reading Sorry, Not Sorry
"It took me a long time, and a number of people talking to me through the years, to get a sense of this: If you are a normal, white American, the truth is you don't understand being black in America, and you instinctively underestimate the level of discrimination and the level of additional risk.” - … Continue reading Understanding Black Lives Matter
Whether it’s friendship or love, coworkers or family, sometimes you realize that certain people are not meant to be in your life regardless of how much you'd like them to be. Outside of catering to your wild side and non-constructive indulgences, they offer nothing but bad decisions, frequent regrets, terrible habits, and unnecessary drama. They … Continue reading Bad Friends, Bad Lovers, and Bad Company
We sat there, pondering that age-old question, are people born good, evil, or both? As we debated the different aspects and examples of good and bad, nature versus nurture, a friend of ours who caught the conversation midway interjected with an idea so profound. He was Native American, Nez Perce to be exact. Like my … Continue reading Are People Born Evil or Good?
I've self-published four books. And with each release, came a different set of mistakes and lessons, experimentation and workarounds. Every week, I'll share a few of those instances, in the hopes that what I share will help you with your self-publishing project. Today's lesson about Fiverr, the world's largest marketplace for digital services: its … Continue reading Self-Publishing Tips: 4 Reasons Fiverr is Your Best Friend
“I found a place. I’m moving out.” “Okay.” “Are we done?” “Yes, I think so.” Silence. It was Christmas day. After nearly seven years of marriage, we could not find a way to work together. We were both defeated with nothing left in the tank to even discuss the issues we had to solve, let … Continue reading Divorce: One-Year Later