It is the time of year where ghost and ghouls come crawling out. Each specter creating spooky sights. So to prep for this All Hollow’s Eve coming and the horde of trickster visit my haunted steps of my home in hopes of tasty treats, I have complied the perfect Halloween playlist to get you into the mood.
October is domestic violence awareness month. Recently the podcast at my university, PEP Talk, covered a local organization that assist those that are affected by domestic violence. They talked about how in the year 1994 that efforts were made to help prevent violence against women. Funding was made available and nonprofits were able to expand their operations. However, many still face the crisis of domestic violence. Examples of this crisis can be found in the Me Too movement that spread across the world.
Have you ever been asked what would you do with a million dollars if you won the lottery today?
I know I have like at least 20 times. Each time I give a different answer because I have no idea what that kind of money is like.
How often has money clouded your thoughts? Has it made sad or happy?
Many think that if they had a little more money they would be happy. I see this especially true in my family. My grandmother grew up in the Great Depression in America when money was an item that one would scarcely come across. She spent her youth pinching every penny and dime that she could to feed and care for her family. My mother and father worked multiple jobs while studying in college to pay tuition and bills. So the feeling like there is never enough money is a familiar story to my family history. However, I recently learned that the money after a certain point does not make you happy.
The month of October has started and Halloween is around the corner. I have watched each house in the neighbor start the slow crawl of decorating their yards with scary sights to frighten future trick or treaters. However, there is one more way to get ready for a Spook-tacular Halloween. How about a Halloween movie marathon?
Dog have grown beside man over a millennium. Our evolution and their evolution are closely tied together. However, we lack some simple understanding. Now, I include myself in the circle of those that sometimes doesn’t understand what my dog is feeling or saying. I even volunteer with a humane society and still have the occasional misunderstanding between me and the dog I am working with. (It is easier to misunderstand a dog that you don’t know very well than one you do.) So how can man understand dog better?
Fall is my favorite time of the year. The changing of the leaves, ghoulish decorations, and tasty treats that appear are my few of favorite things that appear during this time of the year. Yesterday on September 23, 2019 was the first day of fall and despite the insistent heat in Texas, I plan to celebrate. How? Well I created my ultimate fall bucket list of things I want to accomplish before Jack Frost makes his presence known.
September 11 is a day marked in history by the horror we witnessed of the twin towers falling in New York City, but this September 11 I wanted to focus on an unsung holiday called Patriot Day. A holiday that should be celebrated with more valor, but mass media solely focused on the terror incident of 2001. So let me start by defining what makes a patriot.
A patriot is a person supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies. Men and women give up their lives and leave behind their family for months at a time to serve . They uphold the ideals of our country and serve as the protection against those who which us harm. They live often times off the little paychecks they receive for their time served. They are not thanked or appreciated often when they pass us, the everyday citizen, by.
Grandparents Day is this September 8, 2019. A day dedicated to our mother’s and our father’s parents. I am thankful for having some of the most wonderful grandparents in the world. They grew up in a generation full of pull yourself up by the boot strap mentality. They survived the hard times of America like the Great Depression and Oil Crisis. They became prominent members of their communities. They raised families while conquering the world. However, these stories are slowly disappearing.
My grandmother on my mom’s side (we will just nickname her Grandma A) has been losing her memory for years now. She suffers from dementia. She struggles to remember my mother or me. She spends her day curled into a wheel chair as nurses assist her with her daily needs. If anyone knew Grandma A, they would know that this is not how she would have wanted to spend her final days. But this is not what I am sad about when I look at her. I am sad because her life story is fading.
Summer is the hottest time of the year in Texas. So hot that you could cook an egg on the sidewalk. Despite the heat wave that hits Texas every year, there are a few things I love about summer. It is the time of endless possibilities since school is out. The perfect weather to enjoy the outdoors (if you don’t mind the swarm of mosquitos). So here are my top 10 reasons to love summer.
We all go through rough patches. Patches were it seems impossible to pick ourselves up again, because we can’t see the end of the tunnel. However, it is never too late to get over a rough patch. You may just need a little pick me up, and some help. A show that truly shows the belief in this is Queer Eye, which you can find on Netflix now. It reminds us all that the we all need a little pick me up, which makes this the perfect show to watch when you need a smile. Don’t believe me? Then here are 5 reasons on why you should watch Queer Eye when you need a pick me up.