I am a server. This is not merely my job code, but my priority in life. I was born a people pleaser, and I have honed my skills for 25 years. My life’s mission is to do the most good for the most people before I depart. This might be my greatest attribute, and it […]Read more "My Grievances Against the Guest"
The American Dream, a concept held fast by the citizens of our nation since the inception of the country, is dying of severe inflammation. It is a sad affair to watch an idea which has driven so many projects, programs, and politics become a joke in the eyes of many other world-leaders. Although our nation […]Read more "Inflamed"
When we are young, we do not develop opinions based on facts or experience, we base them on what other people have told us. We like certain shoes because our moms tell us they look good and they will make us run fast. We eat our meals because Daddy says it will make us big […]Read more "How Breaking News is Breaking Our Nation"
For hundreds of years, marriage has been an institution with a weighty importance, both for religious and legal reasons, but is increasingly falling by the wayside. Replacing this rigid concept is a modern theory of happiness as it relates to sex and relationships. Grand Master Laozi, author of The Tao Te Ching, asks, “Must you […]Read more "No Strings Attached"
My town no longer has a Toys-R-Us, so I am reduced to shopping for toys in Walmart and Target. It’s almost Christmas, so I knew if I wanted to observe the behaviours of in the toy aisle, now was the time to do it. I took my 18-month-old, all bundled up in very gender-neutral […]Read more "Walk Like a Man, Shop Like a Wom"
Dawn Elana Blocker was born on 30 March 1961, in Happy Camp, California. She entered the world early that Thursday morning, and that was the last time anyone ever called her a morning person. The small town of Happy Camp was composed mostly of her extended family, as her mother, Darlene Blocker nee Breidenstein, […]Read more "Mother Superior"
My dad has this theory about destiny. He says our lives are pre-written, but not by the gods. He says we write them ahead of time, before we are born. He says it’s like ordering at Subway. Or Chipotle, but I can only do one metaphor right now. You walk up and the Fates say, […]Read more "Your Hardships are a Subway Sandwich"