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This is a Public Service Announcement

Look, I’m not ungrateful. I realize that one day my transmission is gonna fall out at the grocery on aisle four.

I know that there will come a day when I’m going to wish a total stranger was trolling me on Facebook.

I totally fathom the fact there have got to be chics out there that respond to this type of thing or, it wouldn’t be happening.

Yeah, yeah, yeah supply and demand, I get it.

For the love of God, download Tinder, or POF, or whatever the hell apps there are out there SPECIFICALLY FOR DATING.

I get dick pics. If only people were so persistent about their educations or careers.

All colors, all shapes, all sizes.

I just wish I knew what their search words were that led them to my page.

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How Far Will You Go To Avoid Personal Responsibility?

Something I’ve noticed lately is how far some people go to avoid saying, “I fucked up. I’m sorry.”

These people are masterful, experts at the art of making excuses. And, boy oh boy, are they some good excuses.

When it comes to these people, you go into conversations with them thinking, “I’m gonna call them out today,” and you walk away thinking you did something wrong.

It must take years to perfect this art of gaslighting. I find myself, a person who is not afraid of confrontation, avoiding these people at all costs.

Why? Because I know that I’ll walk away from conversations with them confused and unsure of why I confronted them in the first place.

How do you turn someone like this around?

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What Are You Secretly Addicted To

I hate the word ‘addict.’ Everyone is addicted to something. I know plenty of people who are addicted to things that are more intangible, such a control.

Many of the things I am addicted to aren’t illegal. For instance:

  1. Blank Notebooks
  2. People Who Are Self-Sufficient
  3. Groceries
  4. Documentaries
  5. Independence
  6. Making Art

On the other hand, I know some people whose addiction to food is way more harmful than the amount of Mad Dog’s I drink.

Why is everyone so worried about what the person next to them is doing? I suspect the reason is, guilt. They feel guilty about whatever their guilty pleasure is. It’s a way of rationalizing their own behavior.

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Perseverance is the determining factor

In psychology, there is something known as ‘grit.’ Grit is a non-cognitive trait based on an individual’s perseverance of effort combined with the passion for a particular long-term goal.

Studies have shown that having the ability to overcome obstacles is more important than intelligence or talent.

Why do some people succeed and others don’t? The real question is, how great is your desire? It comes down to resilience and how hard you’re willing to work. I don’t know one person who has a sense of entitlement who is truly happy, not one.

Meet Casey Rose

Introducing Casey with a video seemed the most appropriate. It’s stories like these that made me want to become a storyteller. Our stories are our proudest accomplishments, at times. Nothing lasts forever, one day when we’re gone that is all that will remain of us.

I will always be…

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Apples and Oranges or Are They?

Despite the fact that the end results of these two crafts are overtly contrary in disposition, a Gregory Crewdson photograph and a strong flash fiction story are parallel in their compositional form. Initially, I found the comparison of the two artforms obscure and highly subjective. …

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The truth about Texas prison gangs

There’s another pink elephant in the room we need to discuss before we meet Casey. Every press release that we’ve read from federal prosecutors regarding Casey’s indictment puts a strong emphasis on his connection with the white supremacist gang, the Aryan Brotherhood.

One thing I’d like to make abundantly clear…

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