John, We often do not see eye to eye on political and cultural issues. I celebrate these differences and take the time engage your posts. Although my responses are usually filled with frustration, I respect you and understand that your intentions are honorable. This subject is incredibly important to me because I know many people […]Read more "To The Christian Right: We Need To Call This A Muslim Ban"
Rage Rage against the dying of the light. For many of us right now, darkness embodies our feelings of this nation’s current state. We have seen a symbol of bombastic tyranny vindicated by our own peers, neighbors and fellow citizens. More upsetting than the racist rhetoric of Donald Trump, is their continued support of this […]Read more "RAGE: A Call to Protest"
I press my face harder and harder against the suede cushions of my couch. For a second I forget how to exist. The harder I push the darker it gets. I need to keep pushing though. I need to find out how to let go. She is gone. She was there, and now she […]Read more "Soccer Cleats and Green Grass"
“I’d like to punch him in the face.” Who ever knew that 8 words could cause so much violence and hate? The words of Donald Trump reverberated throughout a vast social fabric, issuing subconscious marching orders to fight. To clinch your fists, grit your teeth and put an immediate stop to the evil liberal establishment. […]Read more "The Hate Contagion"
“You ready to peace out?” David nodded his head and said, “Let’s get the signs.” My roommate, David Ricksecker and I were listening to Donald Trump pander to students at our Alma mater, Liberty University. We decided the day before that we would protest the school’s decision to host Donald Trump on Martin Luther King […]Read more "Evangelical Support of Trump and Islamic Extremism: Two Sides of the Same Coin"
The strong smell of wood chippings fills the air, as the carpenter hammers a chisel into wood. With sweat on his brow and calluses on his hand the carpenter pours everything he has into this creation. He finds himself lost in the intricacies of design, and the smell of wood finish. He is completely at […]Read more "Carpenter King"
The noise of a rushed and hectic city is drowned out as I place my ear buds in my ears and escape the stress of the week. I walk with the intention to walk and nothing else. I turn and find that as I peer through the city streets of Kayseri, there lies a snow […]Read more "Glimpses of Glory"
Humanity; the threshold of divinity or the cesspool of depravity? Who are we? Can I grasp the ideals that form my identity and stake them with immutability? Can I muster from within; the means to impute meaning and purpose? Am I destined to fall fate to the seasickness of this ebb and flow? Honestly? Honestly […]Read more "Life at 3:17 am"