Asked And Answered: And Free Caribbean Cruise

Here’s another episode of Asked And Answered, my scripted comedy Q&A talk show.

In this month’s episode I tell all about my free Caribbean cruise, discuss if I am forgiving or hold grudges, what I regret most, and more.

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Respect, Disrespect, & Unity

489I will not respect your opinion if it shows disrespect to other people.

Yes, we’re all free to have our opinion. Even this post, is simply my opinion. I believe the message of this post is true. You may agree with it, and you may not. Either way, I don’t want to force you into believing it because I do.

I am not going to honor opinions that are disrespectful. But, I am also not going to argue about how I think you’re wrong, because that only adds to the problem.

What are these ‘disrespectful opinions’?

These opinions breed division. They blame. They scapegoat. They belittle. They mock. They condemn. They refuse to listen or understand.

Disrespectful opinions separate people into dangerous categories: Good and bad. Innocent and guilty. Right and wrong. Solvers and problems. Holy and sinful. Perfect and abomination. Chosen and mistake.

As I withhold respect of these opinions, I need to watch myself from slipping into the same thing. I need to make sure that in rejecting fundamentalism I am not entering into more fundamentalism just with different beliefs. I need to remember to attack the disrespectful opinions, not the people who hold them. I must not return hate with hate and must not assume that I am right. Continue reading

Thankful For…March 2017

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Some things I’ve been thankful for as of late:

New ideas

Humorous celebrity memoirs

Veggie burgers

Spring is almost here!

Finally having some clarity about my future plans

Bank cookies

Getting to work in a beautiful historic mansion each day

Perseverance

. . .

What about you?

Asked And Answered: And Suspicious

Here’s another episode of Asked And Answered, my scripted comedy Q&A talk show.

In this month’s episode I give an update about my upcoming free Caribbean cruise, discuss whether someone is recording my voice, showcase some completely healthy paranoia, and more.

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Possibilities & Reality

img_20161008_132703158When I first started writing this post, I expected by the time I would publish it I would have heard back from all of the graduate school programs to which I applied. I even decided to publish it towards the end of the day instead at the beginning of the day in hope that I would hear back from the one remaining program. But that’s not the way it went. I’m still waiting for a response from the last program.

Over the past few weeks I have experienced the dwindling of possible futures. Although graduate school is only one part of my life, it will significantly shape the outcome of my life. It will shape what I learn, how I think, what I know, what I do, and many other things.

As I’ve received rejection letters from programs to which I’ve applied, I have been disheartened. Yet, present is a tinge of hope. Because with each denied admission I am closer to life that will be. The reality I will live, that will be mine. Last fall as I applied I began to imagine my life. There were many possible outcomes, each with their perks and annoyances. And while neither of the two remaining possibilities are my top choice, I know more now than I did two months ago when I felt like my future was on hold. So that’s something to celebrate: I know more than I did before. I have been given back the ability to plan. Continue reading

Asked And Answered: And State

Here’s another episdoe of Asked And Answered, my scripted comedy Q&A talk show.

In this month’s episode I discuss my soul kitchen utensil, what impact I want to leave on the world, my joke-telling abilities, which state I would sink (if I had to), and more.

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What Are We Even Doing?

016-2In case you’ve been living under a rock, things haven’t been going so well for the ol’ people of Earth.

Divisions are widening. Tensions are increasing. Truth seems hard to pin down.

Oh, and people are dying.

And it seems like all I can do is watch. In disbelief. In shock. In anger. In tears. In concern for the future.

The non-stop cycle of news is overwhelming. There always seems to be another terrible event.

I want to ignore these things, but I also can’t bear to tune them out because they are so gripping. Because they are real events that affect real people. I cannot unsee or unhear so many things 45 (aka D***** T****, whose name I refuse to have on this blog) has said and done. I cannot unsee the pictures of dead children in Aleppo.  I cannot unsee the desperation of the water protectors at Standing Rock to be heard and respected. I cannot unread the stories of families separated and people banned from entering the United States.

Unfortunately, the tragedy in Aleppo the others mentioned above are just a few of the many horrific things to take place in recent months. The list of heartbreaking injustices is always longer than it should be, but it seems especially long these days. Continue reading