life rants 

Red Pens: Correct the Mistake

I am beyond upset.   I’ve been reading Glenn Beck’s book, Arguing With Idiots, and I always seem to get stuck on the Education chapter. I get sick to my stomach reading about the so-called “progressive education” system. One thing in particular that’s really got me livid is the whole “red pen” debacle. For those of you that do not know, a lot of teachers are no longer using red pens to grade papers; red is “too harsh” and instead they use “soothing colors like purple.” What the hell?! Soothing?!…

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dysfunctional family life youth 

Halloween Magic

(Revised & updated 10/26/14) Halloween has always been my most favorite holiday since I was a child.   I loved going to the stores with my dad and browsing through the Halloween section of costumes and decorations. My favorite candy was, and still is, Brach’s candy corn and the mellowcream pumpkins. The best part was the sugary honey sweetness, I could eat a bag within days just on my own! These days, I eat one pumpkin and a few candy corn and I’m more than satisfied. That sweetness is too…

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dysfunctional family life youth 

Sing Blue Silver

(Edited and revised 9/11/14) I’ve been listening to a lot of Duran Duran lately. They were my first band crush when I was a kid; I had my walls covered with them. I was a total Duran Duran fanatic. My best friend and I had every lyric on every album memorized. My Duran Duran record collection was something I treasured. My love and appreciation, and yes I must admit, obsession with music, started with this band. To this day, Duran Duran are still one of my all time favorite bands. During…

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