Diversity in America

“Non-cooperation with evil is a sacred duty.”  ~Mahatma Gandhi “The most dangerous person is the one who listens, thinks and observes.” ~Unknown “The reason ‘X’ happened is because of white privilege.” “‘Y’ happened to JQ Citizen because they’re a ____(fill in the blank with some negative “ist” word)”. “All white people should be deported.” “Display ‘X’… Continue reading Diversity in America

Hope

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.” ~Anne Lamott. Some time ago while I was working on rebuilding myself, I was given a list of vocabulary words related to rebuilding myself. I knew the meanings of these… Continue reading Hope

Am I An Addict?

NOTE: An addict isn’t someone who uses drugs. An addict can be someone who uses anything in excess, particularly drugs and/or alcohol. An addict can also be someone who gambles, shops, has sex, drinks pop/coffee, smokes cigarettes etc. Today I focus on those of us who use drugs. By the way, alcohol is a drug… Continue reading Am I An Addict?

Expectations

“Even if things don’t unfold the way you expected, don’t be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end” ~ Daisaku Ikeda There’s one thing I’ve learned in life it’s that people don’t act and situations don’t happen the way I want or expect them to. Every time I… Continue reading Expectations

“If today was your last day…”

Written December , 2016(edited 2017) What would you do if you were diagnosed with a terminal illness and you were given a certain amount of time to live? Would you make a bucket list(a list of things you want to do before you die) and try to do everything on it? Would you hole up… Continue reading “If today was your last day…”

Grant Me the Serenity

Written July 25, 2017 “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”  Reinhold Niebuhr 1934 We all have those days when it seems like nothing is going right and everything is going wrong. It’s those days… Continue reading Grant Me the Serenity

The Circus

“You can get the monkey off your back, but the circus never leaves town.” ~Anne Lamott I’m sure there may be at least a handful of you who’ve heard this saying. Or perhaps you’ve heard someone say, “I’ve got a monkey on my back”. For those who don’t know, it refers to a problem or… Continue reading The Circus