May 2016

Richie Parker

No Arms, No Problems – The Richie Parker Story

Richie Parker Richie Parker is your typical southern gentleman. He was born and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina to loving parents. He grew up with an eye for cars. He decided that was what he wanted to do when he grew up. He got his first car when he was 15, a 1964 Chevy Impala,… Read more No Arms, No Problems – The Richie Parker Story

Memorial Day: Freedom Ain’t Free

Memorial Day  Jenn Budenz visits the grave of her fiance’ with their 2-month-old baby. Mary McHugh spends time with her fallen husband. As Memorial Day slowly ramped up the last couple of weeks, I hadn’t noticed the lack of observation of why or what we are remembering. And that’s okay, America has been in the… Read more Memorial Day: Freedom Ain’t Free

Alix

Alix – Don’t Tell Him that the American Dream is Gone

Alix This is Alix Schoelcher Idrache. You might have seen him around the internet these past couple of days. You might be wondering why a man, standing at attention, in the middle of a bunch of other guys in uniform, is crying. To be honest, if you were him, you’d be crying too. You would… Read more Alix – Don’t Tell Him that the American Dream is Gone

Get Busy Livin’ or Get Busy Dyin’

Get Busy Livin’ or Get Busy Dyin’ I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.… Read more Get Busy Livin’ or Get Busy Dyin’

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My Life: The Truth is I Really Shouldn’t Be Here

My Life I should be dead 10 times over or at least permanently injured, or lame, or something equally as horrific. The longer I live, the more I realize how fortunate I am just to be around. Between the lifestyle I lived and the mental illness I experienced, there were plenty of opportunities for me… Read more My Life: The Truth is I Really Shouldn’t Be Here

Reality tv isn't rality

The Fantasy of Reality TV

Reality TV I blame MTV. They are the culprits in this nonsense. In 1992, MTV aired The Real World, a jambalaya of young people from across America, living together in a gigantic apartment. This is the true story… of seven strangers… picked to live in a house…work together and have their lives taped… to find… Read more The Fantasy of Reality TV

Busy is a Four Letter Word

Busy Busy is a four letter word. At least in my dictionary. Business has become the currency of perceived success in today’s society.  People’s default answer to, “How are you?” has become “Busy”. If you say something different, you feel like a failure. I mean if you are not busy now a days, you are… Read more Busy is a Four Letter Word