Always Remember Smallville 

Let’s travel back in time for this one, shall we? The year is 2001, I’m in the 8th grade. My favorite show is Roswell and I’m disappointed that it’s being “replaced” by some new Superman show called Smallville. Now, this is 13 year old me, I’m just excited to get the heck out of middle […]


The Poetry of Bullying 

I don’t normally share any creative pieces on this blog and I feel that might change. Today I was bullied by someone who decided to tell me I was ugly.  Instead of getting upset I channeled it into something else; a poem. I can be a lot of things, but from the bully’s of my […]

Coming Out Day 

I remember when I first found out a friend of mine was gay. I thought nothing of it at all. He was my friend and I didn’t care who he loved as long as he was happy . When I found out homophobia existed I was confused. How could anyone hate anyone else for something […]

Ode to Michigan Frog

I found out the other day that The CW celebrated its 10th anniversary which also meant that The WB (and UPN, but this post isn’t about that right now) officially went off air that day. Although a network going off air might not mean a lot for some, but for many growing up in the […]

Divine Intervention or Stupid Luck? 

Last night was the first time I was ever close to getting injured by a pressumed  IED and it shook me because my gut instinct, just half an hour before the presumed bombed went off was to not go to that exact area. That exact street and that exact avenue. In case you haven’t heard […]

Pokemon Going It 

My boss is off this week and when he’s out it usually means 11 hour work days in the office, accompanied by e-mail checks at home. Yesterday I was cooped up all day in front of a computer, answering e-mails with intervals of minutes – so I decided to just spend a good chunk of […]

The Wedding Dress 

I never once had any interest in weddings, but today I saw a lovely simple yet elegant wedding dress and thought about how I would look in it. I guess my clock is finally starting to tick faster and faster.  Maybe it was just a beautiful dress and I want it but can’t really justify […]


I find it funny that today, on this day that celebrates our freedom I found this piece of paper while trying to find my passport. My family came to this country from the former Soviet Union. They claimed refugee status to flee the anti-semitic sentiment and harsh economy of their mother country with little to […]