Tattoos and Stigma

 Is unfairly stigmatizing other humans part of our nature? I hope not, though it seems so. It’s sad that we can be so hurtful to one another. Often the basis of our judgment is so mindless and undeveloped, it seems impossible that this way of thinking still exists.One such unforgiving stigma has plagued the tattoo community since ancient days. I think we should know better by now. However, people continue to believe, and teach their children, that the tattooed are just bad society....more

Spring

Winter sucks. I hate it. But I don’t hate all of it. The onset of autumn brings promise and excitement of happy holidays and cozy fires.But then, there is this dreary, gross time that begins just after the holidays and lasts until the first glimmer of something new. It’s just a twinge at first, something easy to miss, a feeling that you can’t quite place. Then a realization comes; these feelings creeping up and warming my bones are just excitement for the coming of spring....more

Gratitude

Recently on a certain photograph-sharing app, someone posted the logo of a website. Curious, I decided to check it out. It’s called The Gratitude Jar. The world’s people go here to record the things for which they are thankful. This way of sharing is inspiring beyond measure. It’s simple and so genius at the same time.With so many things capable of bringing us down (news, traffic, math) sometimes it is necessary that we remind ourselves of life’s pleasantries....more