My corporal punishment was unconditional love

I grew up in the latter half of the 1970’s and the early 1980’s, where corporal punishment was the rule of thumb. My parents scoffed at the concept of sparing the rod, breaking the rod was probably more in line with their philosophy. In retrospect I am grateful that the rod was not withheld and …

Downstream

I sat here... Content... Content I say... Eyes closed, my lungs... Inhaling and exhaling with deliberation. And I hurled... With the force of frustration; those burdens that would drain me of my empowerment, into the tempest of the stream never to be seen again. And... I rejoiced in its defeat.

Are we too sexy for history?

“History is written by the victors” - Winston Churchill "History is a set of lies agreed upon" - Napoleon Bonaparte I am referencing the quotes associated with Churchill and Bonaparte, because nowadays it seems that many people are far removed from having a passion for anything outside of the cult of personality, whether it be with …

Turning the other cheek on The Duck Dynasty Controversy

Disclaimer… I am humbly pounding out my take on the Phil Robertson controversy on the keyboard with the expectation that this will be one of the shortest things that I have ever written. Let’s see how this goes… I don’t profess to understand the appeal behind the Duck Dynasty phenomenon. Personally, I abhor Reality TV, …

If you sit on your rump… The world will pass you by.

Silence often brings clarity that is tantamount to truth rolling from the very lips of God. In extracting and giving myself a reprieve from what drains me, I am realizing that clarity is metastasizing throughout my person. The proverbial fog is starting to clear... I am not a Bible-thumper by any stretch of the word …

A Holiday rant: Ho, Ho… Awwww, shut your piehole!

I can't shake this persistent feeling of being jaded during this holiday season, admittedly this has been something building up inside of me for quite some time and I have been successful in pushing it to the recesses of my mind but, I’m tired of kicking the proverbial can down the road, because I have …