Dropping The T

I have started and stopped this blog multiple times because it is hard to write about a mainstream label put onto a group of individuals. Though at the end of the day I need to be comfortable in embracing this as a strength of our community. What acronym or label am I referencing you ask?…

Love Floods Hateful Hearts

When I reflect back on 2017 many instances come to my mind. From moments like Australia, Malta, and Germany all legalizing same-sex marriage. Adding to the already medium sized list of countries that recognize that love is love. But I also reflect on moments that set my soul on fire. Similar to watching someone throw…

Take Action: Urge CEOs to step away!

We must take action. Below you will see the contact information listed for each of the individuals on President Trump’s Manufacturing Jobs Initiative. They must take a stand and remove their name and company from supporting this President’s racist actions. Andrew Liveris, The Dow Chemical Company Official LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewnliveris Corporation Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheDowChemicalCompany/ Government Affairs & Public…

Create Your Destiny

From the time that we are kids we imagine a life that we whole heartedly believe will be our reality. What happens to that same immense passion when we become adults? We are often bogged down by the realities of paying bills, caring for family, and the stress of living in modern society. But it…

Now What?

As I sit in the hallway of my University waiting for class to begin I figured I might as well post rather than doing my homework. Rational thinking, right? It has been such an interesting roller coaster for this country since we got an entire new administration. Can you believe that it has only been…

Oh Betsy.

With the recent confirmation of Betsy DeVos as our Secretary of Education we can all rest assured that our children will receive a subpar education at no fault of our hardworking teachers but will be protected from grizzly attacks. In the true democratic spirit I have written a letter to the senators that voted in favor…

What are you doing now?

Raise your hand if you’re tired to trying to get healthy? Oh you’re not alone. I have tried year after year to get myself together. Previously I have run a 10K and I am dedicated to finishing a half marathon this year. Though I want to focus on a wholesome attempt to getting a healthier….

An Open Letter to my Neighbors

Dear Neighbor, Our nation is weary of the racism, bigotry, and hate that prevailed in this election. Though we must accept the results of this historic election and move forward to creating a stronger more prosperous society. We must overcome these obstacles with nothing but love, faith, and perseverance. Looking beyond the rhetoric of the…

My apologies.

As a white man in this society it is time for me to come clean. Frankly, I want to apologize to the oppressed for the intolerable acts that white privilege has done since the dawn of time. We’ve progressed to a place where major civil rights issues are being simply swept under the rug in…

Adele-spiration

This past weekend I made the pilgrimage from Detroit to New York City to see Adele perform at Madison Square Garden. Many called me crazy, many praised my desire for adventure, while others were frankly not surprised. At this point in my life anytime that I do something like this there is a small sect…

Orlando

Writing this exact post has taken so much out of me. I have erased everything and started over so many times. The main reason is that the last few days have left me speechless. A city for which I called home for many years and a bar that was a safe haven for the LGBT community…

Just Believe

When you wake up in the morning and slam your hand on the alarm silencing for just 10 more minutes. Then you do it again, and again, and again. Truly hoping that work was canceled. Why is that? Is it because its before your thrive time? Or is it because your job doesn’t support your…