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Clearing Up Confusion

I'm warning you all that I'm writing this in anger. Normally, I try to avoid doing things in anger but: 1. The current political climate has pretty much made me constantly angry. 2. I need to vent. 3. This is my blog so I can do what I want. If you haven't heard yet, ScarJo…

Blog · Essay · LGBTQ · Nonfiction
Defining Gender (A Peronsal Guide)

"Intelligence is knowing a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." I disagree, I think a tomato based fruit salad could be delicious under the right circumstances. More importantly, I feel this quote (and the problems with it) are one of the main things that are confusing people about…

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We’ve Been Robbed.

Recently (March 2018) I decided to visit Taiwan, which involved going through San Francisco. As it happens, my parents live in San Francisco and being the dutiful child I am, I decided to leave town a little early so I could have a short visit with them. The plan was for me to drive down…

Blog · Essay · Flash Fiction · Heavy Handed Parable
The Apartment Complex (Or a Heavy Handed Metaphor)

I feel like writing a heavy handed metaphor, an analogy if you will. If you don't like that sort of thing go ahead and just skip this whole piece. But I promise it will at least be darkly entertaining. Ready for it? Okay, here goes: In the middle of nowhere, far from anything of convenience,…

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On Guns and Educators

In light of the recent school shootings, I've recently come across a few posts/comics/memes suggesting that the solution to the problem of mass shootings should be to give the teachers guns. I refuse to believe that people actually think arming our educators is an actual solution. Off the top of my I can think of…