A word about my blogs, my writing, and clickbait

There’s been a lot of talk recently about “click bait,” which is term used to describe inflammatory or controversial headlines, videos, photos, links or other media to drive internet traffic to various sites, mostly news sites and blogs which rely on advertising to keep themselves in business and support the livelihoods of those operating or…

Ten things those without hometowns can understand

Most Americans can claim a city of their own.  They were either born there, or spent a great chunk of their lives there and have always felt welcome.  Still, there are some of us who, despite our best efforts, consistently struggle to identify with those we live around. Below are ten things only someone who…

A wound which cuts deep

This is not my typical blog post.  Nope, this one is going to be intensely personal, and with good reason.  There’s something I need to get off my chest, in the worst way. For a very long time, I’ve always thought there was something wrong with me.  About 10 years ago, that was confirmed.  When my…

The unlikely source of my moderate-liberal ideology

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my life and political leanings and realized that while I’m a center-left person, there is a reason.  It’s not because considering oneself liberal moderate is “cool,” quite the opposite has been proven on more than one occasion.  My reason, at least the core explanation, can be found…