September 11th

I am sitting in my chair at work as I write this. It’s 5:07PM and I started thinking about the day. September 11th, 2014. It was 13 years ago when our country, and indeed our world as a result, were changed by a comparative handful of individuals. When people speak about this day, it’s usually

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Online Fundraising

Online Fundraising Every Year I go to an event here in Springfield. It’s a great chance to meet up with like-minded people, and I usually get to get our name out there a bit. Well worth the low price the event costs me. I’m currently trying to decide if I want to dedicated my money

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ALS Challenge and Responses

So, I think pretty much everyone is aware of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, if you’re on Facebook. If you’re not, basically, if you get Nominated, you have to dump a bucket of Ice Water on your head, or donate $100 to ALSA. As of right now, ALSA.org is reporting that the Ice Bucket Challenge

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Rockaway Beach Trip – Part 1

This is going to be a series of posts; I’m not sure how much I can get written at any given time, but I’ll try to make each piece a complete story before I move on to the next one. Thanks for reading.   I went for a drive today to visit the place where

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Guns in our Schools

Disclaimer: I wrote this a little over a week ago. I really liked it, but it’s too long for the paper. So, here it is, for you guys to read. I recently read an online article about Springfield Area Schools possibly having teachers carrying guns in the classroom. The idea of guns in schools brings

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On Depression

Depression is… Something that a lot of people struggle with every day. And the thing is, it’s hard to quantify. For some people, it feels like a soul crushing weight that has them pinned to the floor. They can’t move. They can’t think. They can’t breathe, and happiness is a far off distant dream that

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A Night’s Walk

I wanted to go for a walk. These urges occasionally strike me, and I try to indulge them when I can. If I don’t, I tend to feel very restless and unsatisfied. Ulterior Motive: I wanted a chocolate bar. So at 1:45 in the morning, I get ready to go for a walk. I grab

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