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Lead Paint

  “Best not to mix the past with the present. The present paints the past with gold. The past paints the present with lead.” ~Henry Rollins    My dear friend, haven’t you learned by now that lead paint is deadly?   While it looks pretty and shiny and even new on the outside, it is toxic. Lead gets inside and slowly poisons your entire body.  The same can be said about toxic people. I can boldly say these words to you because I’ve experienced a full overhaul remodel of my…

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My Big (Fat Gay) Punk Rock Prom

  Let me take you on a trip back to a much simpler time, when we didn’t have to worry about adult responsibilities and the complexities that come with them. So please, if you will, enter into my pseudo-TARDIS for a fun trip back in time to…   May 1990 After a long, cold winter, it was finally springtime in Northeast Ohio; the trees and flowers were bursting forth in all of their glory and the air was warm once again. I just turned eighteen and looked forward to graduating…

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Hot Fucking Truth Manifesto

I’m so fucking tired of all these pieces I keep reading on sites about how to love this kind of person or that kind of person. I’m tired of reading about how love should look, or what to look for to find love.   Sick. To. Death. So here is my very own Hot Fucking Truth Manifesto to express all the shit going on inside of me…   I’m not looking for a man to complete me, or a man with whom our broken pieces fit together perfectly.   I want…

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Musical Prophet: George Michael

Music is my religion, and the musicians are the prophets who are always there, seeing me through the wilderness and bringing light and love back into my life.   Whether I am happy, sad, depressed, angry, or in love, these prophets always have something to say to me through their powerful lyrics and music. In the past year, I’ve lost four major musical prophets from my life – David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen and George Michael. 2016 is truly the year the music died.     Long before there was this awful invention called auto-tune,…

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A Lesson in Scrapbooking

In the early 2000’s, when the scrapbooking craze started to swell in popularity everywhere, I swore I’d never do that “suburban housewife, soccer-mom bullshit”. It irked me when I saw the aisles of my favorite craft store grow from one side of an aisle to two full aisles, including end-caps. That meant less room for my favorite items, pushing them to condense and move them to the back of the store. I must have softened, because back in 2009, I decided to make a scrapbook for one of my friends…

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