I just want my mom back. I know there are millions of other people in this country who feel the same way right now -- whether it's their parent, grandparent, sibling, or best friend, I think we all just want our loved ones back.
We each get one shot at this whole life thing. In the end, the boxes we force ourselves to fit into and the labels we apply to ourselves won't matter, so why put so much time and energy into fitting into places other people want you to be? Why not instead spend that time and energy finding a place in this world that feels right and comfortable for you?
It is devastating to know how greatly the arts in general have been hurt by this pandemic, but because almost all artists rely on interaction with the public to express themselves, especially if they want to make a living, it's not all that surprising. Still, it stings.
Growing up, all throughout my childhood, I remember coming home from school to find cards addressed to me and my siblings (we all got our own) from my Grandma Brock. She sent cards for every holiday and season -- and not just one card, either. There were years I'd get three Halloween cards, two Thanksgiving … Continue reading [Personal Blog Post]: I Have A Favor to Ask
After four long years of constant anxiety, pain, and chaos in America, Donald Trump has been defeated. As of Saturday, November 7, 2020, Joseph R. Biden is America's new President-Elect. When the news of Biden's win started sweeping across the country, thousands of people flooded American streets to celebrate. It was an amazing spectacle to … Continue reading Post-Election Confession: I’m Struggling to Feel Sympathy, and I’m Not Sorry
I've been updating my Facebook profile ever since the election results started coming in last night, and I think that's the easiest way to share my thoughts and feelings here, as well. I'll put the newest posts at the top. (I live in Indiana's 5th district, and our congresswoman, Susan Brooks, decided to retire this … Continue reading Election Results Updates: Dispatches from Facebook
Not only do I believe Hamilton can teach us in 2020 a lot about patriotism, but I believe it can help instruct us when it comes to casting our ballots on this Election Day.
Dear Fellow Christians: This Sunday, just two days before Election Day, I want you to consider something for me. If our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, stood before you today and asked you to explain why you have supported policies that have ripped His children, including babies still breastfeeding, away from their parents, what would … Continue reading A Letter to Christians Ahead of Election Day