My Wise Council (and Why Everyone Should Get One)

Wisdom is necessary for life’s journey: if for no other reason than to give one rational assistance in avoiding taking unnecessary missteps.  For the thinking man, wisdom is applied knowledge after years of being tested in the field and found to be true because of the evidence that it works.  For the spiritual man, wisdomContinue reading “My Wise Council (and Why Everyone Should Get One)”

Voted for #Obama in 2008 and Against Him in 2012

(Photo via Creative Commons) When Senator Barack Obama came along and announced his presidential campaign in 2007, I was still a young lad in college trying to find himself. Though I was not sure that I wanted to be a vocal practitioner of the conservatism that my father exemplified (for reasons that I will giveContinue reading “Voted for #Obama in 2008 and Against Him in 2012”

Watching the “Black Panther” Movie and Taking Some Lessons From It (#BlackPanther / #Marvel)

(Photo via Geeks of Doom) Well, it looks like Marvel Studios will take in even more money from the Black Panther movie, which reveals people bought into the hype leading up to it. It is without a doubt that the movie is worth everyone’s time. The entertaining film is irresistible, not only because it isContinue reading “Watching the “Black Panther” Movie and Taking Some Lessons From It (#BlackPanther / #Marvel)”

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s Mandatory Drug Testing is Not Immoral, But It Must Be Done Right

Back in December of 2017, Governor Scott Walker, the current Governor of the state of Wisconsin (and once a brief rival to Donald Trump to be the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential election nominee), is apparently moving forward with his plan to implement mandatory drug testing for individuals applying for food stamps.  For some, including oneContinue reading “Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s Mandatory Drug Testing is Not Immoral, But It Must Be Done Right”

My Pieces in Online Publications Up Until Now

Sometimes, I try to share with people my pieces to help them conjure up the image of me as a good writer.  No, not really.  I honestly want more people to see my work and give me their thoughts.  I desire to grow as a writer and I know that I need constructive criticism. So,Continue reading “My Pieces in Online Publications Up Until Now”

So, This is #Christmas

Every year when Christmas comes around, my family and I do the same thing typically.  We get together, take time to remember the Lord (because we love our Christian faith), open gifts, and break bread together.  We usually bounce between my parents’ home and my grandmother’s home (while also making the time to see myContinue reading “So, This is #Christmas”

Needing More Wisdom for Myself & My Son and a Thought on Marriage

The older I get, more and more I see the importance of gaining knowledge, putting it into practice (in some way, if possible), and hoping that it blossoms into wisdom that I can share.  I really hope that I hold on to many things to share with my son.  To gain more knowledge is aContinue reading “Needing More Wisdom for Myself & My Son and a Thought on Marriage”

Monday, October 9, 2017 – I Read My Piece – “Piers Morgan Makes Some Valid Points About The Confusing Politics Of The N-Word” – to a Class of College Students

Today, I had the pleasure of reading my piece (that was published on The Federalist website) – “Piers Morgan Makes Some Valid Points About The Confusing Politics Of The N-Word” – to a class of college students.  The professor is a friend of mine and it just so happens that his class was touching onContinue reading “Monday, October 9, 2017 – I Read My Piece – “Piers Morgan Makes Some Valid Points About The Confusing Politics Of The N-Word” – to a Class of College Students”

Hindsight is 20/20 (Being Healthy is Better Than Being “Body Positive” for Me)

As a much younger man, I smoked a bit, drank enough, and rarely, if ever, stepped a foot inside of a gym.  Although as a child, I enjoyed running outside like many children and enjoyed working out with weights as a teenager, most people would never call me athletic.  It may be an odd thing:Continue reading “Hindsight is 20/20 (Being Healthy is Better Than Being “Body Positive” for Me)”

Be Better Than Me, My Son

As I approach my son’s first birthday, a thought has come to mind that is indicative of the state that I and his mother are in.  We have been experiencing some frustrating times financially and I have not been able to find any work that will pay more than what I am currently bringing home.Continue reading “Be Better Than Me, My Son”