It’s Time For a Hard Core Change

Please Lord, help us to find you once again, and heal this Great Nation. People, we need to wake the fuck up. The violence is out of control. I always tell my kids, “I wish you could have grown up during the

Stay Gold: Advice from David Toland

Respect your elders. Learn from the people who have walked the path before you. Respect those people because sooner than you can imagine you are going to be old as well. We are all moving in different directions in life. I am

You Can’t Stop the Violence

With all the talk lately about gun control, I’m here to tell you that you can’t stop the violence.  People are going to be able to get guns and they are going to use them to inflict violence upon others.  To all

Life: Plan, But Plan in Pencil

We can’t stay teenagers forever, believe me I have tried. We all wake up one day with kids and bills to pay and we say “How did I get here?” When I was a teenager I had a part time job, no

Journey of a Lifetime

“Over two millenniums ago, an army of Greek soldiers found themselves isolated in the middle of the Persian Empire. One thousand miles from safety. One thousand miles from the sea. One thousand miles with enemies on all sides. Theirs was a story

Our National Pastime

James Earl Jones said it best in the movie, Field of Dreams, “The one constant through all the years, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again.

A Soldier’s Silent Night

 The holiday season is upon us, and all the craziness has started. Many people are excited about being off of school for a month or off work for some time. Holiday parties, mad rushes to the stores, trimming of the Christmas tree,

There Is Fun To Be Done: Forget Your Bucket List

Someone once said,  “Life is not a journey to the grave with the intentions of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming … WOW! What

Tattoo Talk

Some inject heroin, I inject ink. Both have the same effect; but tattoos are more expensive and just as addictive. Everyone has scars, I just pay for mine. Some call it mutilation, I call it therapy. I have been getting tattoos for

Our Flag Still Stands For Freedom

Whether you call it Old Glory, Grand Old Flag, or the red, white, and blue, I want to begin this article by talking about the personal meaning that the American flag holds for me.  I take you back to September 11, 2001.