Nurture your “Weirdos”

"We have a new bigotry in America. We don't want to be around anyone who disagrees with us about anything."~ Bill Clinton at the 2013 GLAAD Awards We live in world of conformity. Being different, being ... "not like everyone else is or like your supposed to be" - is bad. Because if you're different, then you're … Continue reading Nurture your “Weirdos”

The Tragedy of “The Scarlett Letter”

Autumn lives across the street from my parents. I'd say she's in her mid fifties. About fifteen years ago she attempted suicide. Living in a town of five hundred, the news spread like a wildfire. As far as I know nobody really knows why she tried.  And I don't know if anyone, other than her … Continue reading The Tragedy of “The Scarlett Letter”

Yea … but I think I’m fine!

"It must hard for everyone to think you're crazy ... and you think you're fine." ~ Jennifer Lawrence, talking about her character, Tiffany, in the movie Silver Linings Playbook With the tragedies of Newtown and Aurora, the topic of metal illness's role in gun violence has reared its misunderstood head. In their efforts to divert attention … Continue reading Yea … but I think I’m fine!