SQ788 Makes Oklahoma the Newest Green State

SQ788 Makes Oklahoma the Newest Green State

Following closely on the heels of other states, Oklahoma became the 30th state to legalize the medicinal use of marijuana on June 26, 2018. The state questions was introduced on the Oklahoma primary ballot after a years-long battle between proponents of the plant and...
Second Amendment: Not Open for Debate

Second Amendment: Not Open for Debate

There has been a lot going on in the news lately involving shootings, protests, the NRA, and the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution… which guarantees U.S. citizens the right to keep and bear arms. Lines are being drawn in the sand between the two...
Goodbye Pizza

Goodbye Pizza

My team hates me. Rather, my ex-team hates me, I should say. They think I’m a traitor. They think I lied to them. In a way, I guess I kinda did. An omission of truth is kinda the same thing, isn’t it? I didn’t even want to omit the truth, either, but...
What Would you Do?

What Would you Do?

People often claim that they would “do anything for love” (10 points if you sang that in Meatloaf’s voice). Mothers claim that they’d become a “mama bear” and singlehandedly take on an army of masked intruders in order to protect...
Tis the Season

Tis the Season

To many, the Christmas season is all about joy, friends, family, love, Faith, togetherness.. you get the idea. But it seems that these days all of the joy, love, and faith is getting impinged upon by a nastier element of the holidays.. thievery and idiocy. Apparently...
Birthday Adventures

Birthday Adventures

I’ve had a few birthdays. Well, more than a few, honestly. They’ve generally been just plain old days, filled with “Happy Birthday’s,” dinner, and maybe a gift or two thrown in for good measure. No big deal, really. This year, though,...
To Alien or Not to Alien?

To Alien or Not to Alien?

As you can image, I love watching anything having to do with aliens (documentaries, I mean). I was recently watching an episode of Unsealed: Alien Files that had to do with the origin of aliens.. where they might come from. I’ve always believed that there could...
Lions and tigers and… babies? Oh my!

Lions and tigers and… babies? Oh my!

A couple months ago the phone rang. Sure, it rings everyday, but this call was different. You’ve probably heard people talk about a phone call changing their lives. This was one of those calls. There was a baby that needed help. He needed a safe place to stay....

The Man in the Park

So there I was, in the park. I’d gotten bored and decided to go out for a little walk, just me and the birds chirping in the breeze. I don’t usually have time to do anything like that, but sometimes you just have to get away, find a bit of quiet, and let...
New Year, New Life

New Year, New Life

This past year has been quite the roller coaster ride. There were lots of changes, lots of loss, and lots of gains. Next year, 2017, promises to be an amazing year for me, and there are a number of things I want to accomplish, a number of goals I want to meet, a...
A Letter to My Younger Self

A Letter to My Younger Self

Dear little me, It’s me.. you.. from the future. I need to tell you a few things. Now, don’t get scared. Don’t freak out and drop off the face of the planet. It’ll be okay. It’ll all be okay. But just listen for a few minutes, and let me...
The Real Me

The Real Me

I’m a bit of a complicated person, honestly. Like most people I have a side to me that others usually don’t get to see. I don’t let them. On the exterior I’m a brash, hard, take-no-crap kind of guy. But on the inside, the part that I choose to...
Finding Solitude

Finding Solitude

Like any others, I sometimes relish in the thought of solitude. Sometimes we all need to just get away, if only for a little while, just to collect our thoughts, regain our bearings, and just breathe. I used to think that in order to find solitude I had to push...
The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

You know how you have “those” friends, the ones that seem to be, for the most part, inseparable? The ones that, no matter what you have going on, they’re there? Bored on a Sunday afternoon? Go grab lunch. Nothing going on after work? Head to the bar,...
What I’ve Learned

What I’ve Learned

I’ve learned a lot during my lifetime. I’ve learned a lot over the past few years, and even more over the past few months. It seems like I never stop learning. So what have I learned, you may ask? I’ve learned things about heartache and happiness....
In the Beginning…

In the Beginning…

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth. He created the fox, the rabbit, the seagulls and the doves. He created the stars in the night sky. He created the oceans, with their rolling waves lapping gently at the shores. He created the Garden of Eden, a...
My Goals for October

My Goals for October

October is finally upon us. Many of us are dreaming of ghouls and goblins, getting geared up for that one night of the year when we can let lose, dress up, and have a bit of fun. Well, not me, really. I don’t do Halloween, honestly. I never have. Maybe when I...
Blogger Prompt: I Pledge Allegiance

Blogger Prompt: I Pledge Allegiance

I pledge allegiance… that’s something we’ve all heard. It’s something we’ve all recited. But mostly we just recite it from memory in front of a classroom or stadium, with no thought to what we’re actually saying. You see, “I pledge allegiance” means that you are...
Surprised at Work

Surprised at Work

Last week I decided to take a day off work. It was scheduled, it was pre-planned. It wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment thing. I planned to take the day, get some packing done, relax a little bit, and just take some time away from the day-to-day routine. Well, that...