Whoa, Where Did The Party Go?

“And all the boys are smoking mentholsGirls are getting back rubsI will drift to you if you make yourself shake fast enoughMy old aches become new againMy old friends become exes againWhoa, where did the party go?We’re ending it on the phoneI’m not gonna go home aloneWhoa, where did the party go?” -Fall Out Boy, […]

What’s So Funny ‘Bout…?

  “What’s so funny ’bout peace, love, and understanding?”   If I’m truthful, I could answer that question; it’s not that there’s anything funny about peace, love, and understanding, but there’s definitely something funny about the situations surrounding them. First off, peace will never happen unless people stand up for the right thing, and not the thing […]

“I Read Your Letter (The One You Left When You Broke Into My House)”

“The Mixtape”: Jack’s Mannequin   I’ll be the first to admit, I love getting letters in the mail. Actually, I just love getting mail in general. Something about opening an envelope, or even just seeing your name on the front, it’s fun and automatically makes me smile. Unless it’s test scores, in which case, I don’t live […]

Hammers & Strings, Gears & Things (an Email From The Past, an Idea For The Future)

Trying to write. Cheers to that! My mind is finally moving with ideas. The gears are turning and I’m losing sleep thinking of it all. It all hit yesterday, like a train on a track. There is a contest I have been wanting to enter, which requires me to do a cover of a song, […]

Closing The Door To Open a Window (Hopefully)

  Last week, I got a call from the college I was supposed to be attending and they were talking about returning the money my mom had already paid, as well as whether or not I was certain I wouldn’t be attending. “We want you to have all the necessary information in order to make […]

It’s Bittersweet.

It’s bittersweet, the impending changes. My graduation. My career growing. My friendships changing. My loved ones growing older. It’s all so bittersweet. In every moment, I find something to be completely elated about and something that saddens me to some degree. When I look at the young child I love so dearly, I see her […]

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.

“Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.” It’s the title of an episode of my favorite television show. It’s the title of my workout playlist. More than that, it’s one of my many mantras. I like to look at it as a statement that speaks true volumes: NO ONE IS GOING TO RESCUE YOU. YOU HAVE TO […]

(Goonies) Never Say Die in This Heart of Darkness

“The mind of man is capable of anything–because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future.” -Marlow in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness In the face of the unknown, humans display a typical instinct that’s needed for survival: fight or flight. Now that’s not to say when you’re truly frightened […]

Uninhibited Creativity; We All Lose It.

Yesterday, I got to help out with two adorable little girls, who I know very well. At three years old, their imaginations are in full swing. If they’re playing Princess and need a wicked queen, they imagine her; if they need a forest, the corner by the door with one fake plant is it. They […]