Co-occurring Chaos

It has never been my intention to write exclusively about my personal problems. That’s what the hell journals are for. Nor, do I have the burning desire to ramble along the well-traveled path of self-awareness/healing blogs or memoir diaries, because, quite frankly, I don’t feel like sharing my war stories. If you knew me 20 … Continue reading Co-occurring Chaos

“Diagnosis Pending” Part 2

Why is it that Cathy and I-like millions of others- have to live a fucking life never knowing how miserable we're gonna feel when we wake up? Some days, there’s hope; other’s its sheer agony getting out of bed. To take this a step further, why do so many of that millions—excluding Cathy—think that they can quiet the internal monster with booze or drugs, knowing perfectly well that only makes matters worse?

A Renewed Political Obsession

As the 2016 Primary season is moving from state-to-state, the fervor has ignited in me an interest in politics that I have not experienced since the 2000 season. While I was an editor at The Daily Aztec, the student newspaper at San Diego State University, I made it my mission to embrace, report and promote … Continue reading A Renewed Political Obsession

Campaigning Like It’s Y2K

Election 2000 was a presidential race that brought out controversy, a maverick third-party candidate who influenced the outcome and called for re-evaluating the Electoral College Process. As the 2016 Primaries move along, we have candidates who deviate from the status quo. Ideologies and policies that defy the traditional party lines are making headlines, daily. Whether a Democrat or Republican wins the White House in November, policy-making and social status will modify American values for a long time. What's different this time around is those who seek change are getting their messages out there by running as a Democrat or Republican, and not a third-party candidate.

I’m Running…away from 2015

The headlines in print, online and television in 2015 revealed a world on the brink of a dystopia not unlike the “Mad Max” franchise. A new terrorist threat is stirring up trouble across the globe, record-breaking December weather brought floods and a muddy Christmas, and hundreds were killed by gun violence.

New parking lot makes AT closer than ever

May 26 felt like a staggering hot August day, but that didn't stop a crowd of outdoor enthusiasts from attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new parking lot in Middlesex Township. Now, officials and outdoor groups hope the new Appalachian Trail parking lot will encourage more people to get outside and hike the scenic trail. … Continue reading New parking lot makes AT closer than ever