Dear God

Dear God Hangis is in his awkward teenage years and he’s expressed an interest in doing porn when he turns 18. How can I discourage him from taking that path without being oppressive or judgmental of his desires?   P.s. Hangis is a cat.

America a Depressing Shit Hole War Zone

I don’t know how you call a guy a bum when he’s walking around Kansas City with a jug of pee and talking to himself. America can judge this man and turn him out on the street for being sick, and at the same time pay billions in taxes to maintain a nuclear arsenal that…

Why I like President Barack Obama

People ask why a lot, and when it comes to politics it’s usually in a negative manner. People just can’t grasp why you think the way you do about some policy or politician and they ask why. In that moment they also seem to require a lengthy explanation delivered in seconds. When you pause to…

Gun Education = Gun Control

Most Americans are forming opinions on gun control with very little knowledge of guns, and a very narrow definition of what gun control is to them. There is an idea with some that gun control means no guns allowed period and with others just a more thorough background check. Bringing up the subject of gun…

Mushrooms: a poem about Mushrooms

Mushrooms Make me happy Mushrooms Under my toes feels funny Mushrooms Soup so yummy Mushrooms Heaven in my belly Mushrooms Raw on my salad so healthy Mushrooms On my pizza so very tasty Mushrooms On my brain so crazy Mushrooms Make my photos so pretty Mushrooms Stay so still for photography

First Time I Smoked Crack

I was nine years old the first time I smoked crack. It was 1989 and crack cocaine was destroying the urban core of America. The news was filled with stories of murders over McDonald’s food and Nike’s and babies being born addicts. For a 9 year old boy in a small town it all looked…

Pursuing an Art in a Poor Country Full of Morons

Making a living from art is really hard in a country where people decorate their home with cheap garbage from Hobby Lobby and T.J. Maxx. A century ago people’s most prized possessions were nice things made by artists. Photographs, lamps, armoires, paintings, sculptures, and jewelry were the nice things. People who still like that stuff…