On Jealousy.

Jealousy is a feeling we've all felt, and it's a hard one to shake. The idea that another person is better than us in any respect, or that someone else would be more well-suited to a certain situation? Well, that's a hard thing to get past. The thing I have to remind myself of is [...]

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On ‘Saving’ People.

Many of my decisions in life stem from the impulse to help people, or to fix their problems for them. Helping people is great, directing them is great. Fixing their problems for them? Not so great. That’s called enabling.   There's this weird dissonance to wanting to help people and knowing that enabling - in [...]

The Broken Woman

I recently did a project for my Women’s Literature class, analyzing how women in Appalachia are treated and the services that are available to them in terms of motherhood, domestic abuse, rape, and poverty. The results were disheartening, but at the end I realized that the women of this region possess a profound resilience that [...]

On Acid and Good Music

Dating is a weird concept, you guys. It really is. Pick that person, go out with that person, awkwardly talk about your life, which you know so well but realize your date does not. You divulge information you didn’t realize you’d have to divulge, because you assume everyone knows, right? Where you were born, what [...]

Why Are We Afraid to Talk to Kids About Homosexuality?

Dang, I've had a lot to talk about this week! Making up for the month-long lack of posts, I guess! Something has been bothering me today. I saw a tweet from a girl who is gay that said her parents made her change the television because it was 'inappropriate' for her younger sibling. Because there [...]

Everyone Is Offended

Happy Wednesday. We're gonna talk today. Right now, I attend community college. One of my classes is a mandatory, sort of self-actualization, sort of career-planning class. In this class today, we talked about diversity. Diversity: The beautiful thing that makes the world interesting. Except apparently not everyone thinks so, as our discussion proved. Our lesson [...]

Photos and Faces

People are important to me. Let's take a journey through some people I've photographed and why. My brother Sean is one of my favorite subjects. Mostly because he's always around and down to be photographed. But the freckles don't hurt, huh? This is the first shot I took of anyone with the half-face, black background. [...]

Why Politics Don’t Matter

Happy Saturday, you all! It's been awhile. But that's okay. I hope you're all doing well and staying cool. Alright. So today I want to talk about politics. Hot-button topic, I know. But, we aren't going to get into the presidential race and all that junk. We're going to get into how politics affect our [...]