I have spent a lot of time within the Linkin Park fandom over the past year. Part of my reason for suddenly getting back into the fandom is because of Chester Bennington's passing. But the bigger reason why I rejoined the fandom, is because I care about the band members and how they are moving … Continue reading How to Memorialize Someone – Responsibly
When I was a kid, for the life of me, I could never understand why I was repeatedly bullied by other kids. I went through so many phases of "understanding" throughout my life. First, I was totally perplexed and cried out to the adults around me, my parents, teachers, neighbors, to help me. I was … Continue reading Many people put more effort into avoiding caring, than actually caring.
As some of you who read my posts regularly know, I have a channel on Youtube that is titled "theartbook35". This is an old internet handle that I've used since I was 13, which means I've been using this handle for 17 years. If you really need to know, I borrowed a book from a … Continue reading The Depth of a Youtuber
I began my journey into reptile-land back in late 2008. It all began when my mother's boyfriend at the time suggested getting a couple of aquatic turtles from a flea-market. I told him very firmly that I liked the idea of having turtles, but I wanted to do some research about a proper setup, diet, … Continue reading Thinking of Getting a Turtle? Read this first 🙂
I am writing this as a serious warning to anyone who upgrades from Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 to Windows 10. DO NOT DO IT. Here's the story: I saw that the upgrade was available and free, so I figured, hey, why not? I wasn't totally happy with how 8.1 was running on my computer, … Continue reading Windows 10 Updates Broke my Operating System
So far into the month of February, and I haven't written about black history yet. But the history of our blackness, and of our names, is not only rooted in Africa and the slave trade, but rooted in every place around the world. Our name defines our family, origin, culture, race and legacy. I am … Continue reading Identity of Our Names
I won't sit here and say that geisha were not, at times, exploited, because women have been exploited in every corner of the globe. But I won't sit here and act like geisha are somehow worse-off than American women, or any other woman in any other part of the world. It's been my experience that if a cultural behavior is different than what we've grown up with, we label it as wrong. Well it's not wrong for a woman to be a geisha, who lives, eats, breathes and performs art. By your logic, the starving artist down the street would also be a prostitute because he sells his paintings. If you think selling your body and selling your paintings are not the same thing, there are thousands of artists lines up around the block to tell you otherwise. Art is, and always will be, an extension of the human form.
Several years ago while I was on the city bus, I witnessed a woman start groping the thigh of a man who was another woman's boyfriend. He was visibly uncomfortable and seemed to have very little idea of what to do. His girlfriend stepped in, and these two women had a violent argument. The bus … Continue reading How Men Can Prevent Themselves From Being Sexually Assaulted and Harassed
There are a specific handful of arguments that parents like to make to explain why they do not vaccinate their children: 1. It's my right to choose whether or not my child is given a vaccine. 2. Vaccines cause autism. 3. Vaccines cause allergic reactions. 4. Diseases can be prevented with healthy food and good hygiene. … Continue reading You Do Not Have the Right to Choose
The Huffington Post had a very bizarre "social experiment" on their site today, regarding how a woman received compliments, and the reactions men had to what that woman said. The woman was given compliments by random men she chose to speak to. She responded to these compliments with "I know", occasionally a "thank you", but … Continue reading I like myself. I like compliments, too.