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THE POWER IN OUR WORDS

“Words can build you up Words can break you down Start a fire in your heart or Put it out”. From the song “Words” by Hawk Nelson. Facebook, in my opinion, is not a healthy place to be. It is a place oftentimes filled with anger, hatred, misunderstandings, misinterpretations, people crying out for help and […]

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Self Medicate to Self Preservate

Yes, I just made up a word. I know a lot of people who self-medicate and I know why they do it. They do it for self-preservation. I believe most of society does this in various forms. The problem is some forms are more acceptable than others. This isn’t fair, but society’s rules are never […]

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Arming Teachers. Not A Good Idea.

A while ago, I was forced to engage and kill an active shooter hell-bent on taking as many lives possible in as short a time as possible. Yesterday, I was interviewed by the people from the HBO documentary series “VICE”. They were asking me specifically about whether we should arm teachers or not. I cringe […]

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The Breakup Aftermath

Last night I posted on Facebook that “everything was going to be okay”, but is it really? I just endured a brutal breakup that I never saw coming. I knew the relationship was  not perfect, but we all know no relationship is. We are all uniquely created individuals. We all suffer different traumas and setbacks […]

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The Lesson in Lack

This story has a happy ending. I have never struggled financially like I am now. While this has been incredibly stressful, this experience has also been very eye-opening. I used to have a nice, steady income. Never kept my money to myself, though. I have always contributed to people who needed it. I did this gladly. […]

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