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Being an Interfaith Child

Being an Interfaith Child

Growing up in Cambridge, I remember being in the middle of a war, a religious war This was within my both extended families had wanted for me to be brought up as: Christian, or Jewish. Of course, battles within my family have hardly settled, as seen above, there is much contention between me and my … Continue reading

In Apprecitation of Madonna

In Apprecitation of Madonna

It was Madonna who once said: “Now that I got everyone’s attention, what do I have to say?” I recall watching VH1’s Behind The Music and felt this one comment helped inspire me. Madonna, though sometimes controversial, has had positive effects on society trying to shift the politics that women face to a more favorable … Continue reading

In Appreciation of Oprah Winfrey and Josh Flagg

In Appreciation of Oprah Winfrey and Josh Flagg

Sometimes it’s important to simply appreciate others who spread around positive energy and really make a difference. In this instance, I am referring to Oprah Winfrey and Million Dollar Listing reality star, Josh Flagg, who have, for different reasons, made a positive difference I appreciate. And I don’t mean this: Oprah Winfrey There are things … Continue reading

It Happened Again Last Night

It Happened Again Last Night

One of the unfortunate aspects of my situation is the fundamentalist street preachers can find me easily. More easily, compared to most who have access and are viewed more socially favorable. During the course of conversation, many things came up that were uncomfortable, and frankly, to some regard, prejudice. I want to express a very … Continue reading

Life Is Too Short

This is a clip from the episode of series Torchwood, called “Random Shoes”: Life is really too short though. Every day, every moment, every choice I make matters, not because anyone else so. I have such an appreciation and value of not only my life, but those of the city of Boston, and elsewhere. Life … Continue reading

Putting Tough Love in Serious Perspective

In an article from Washington Post, by Maia Szalavitz, titled “The Trouble With Tough Love,” the writer addresses ‘tough love’ as a behavioral modification through humiliation, confrontation, and cruel treatment as a manner to solve such addictions with those addicted. The first important piece I take from this article is here: Many anguished parents put their … Continue reading

Happiness is a Choice

“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” ~ Martha Washington We are all the architects of our own happiness. It is certainly not a goal, … Continue reading

I Joined Arlington Street Church on Sunday

On  October 20th, 2013, for what has seemed like a strange turn of events, I officially joined the Arlington Street Church! It was a beautiful ceremony from beginning to end. I am so excited to have such a great congregation as my new family. “Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves.”  – Friedrich … Continue reading

What I Am Appreciative Of

Some days are harder than others, where I reach an utter breaking point emotionally and slide into a hugely negative attitude, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate what I have. I am not in an unhealthy relationship with another person. It’s so true that I am single, but being worse than single is being needy … Continue reading

Living without the Confines of Religion

I have a found a place of great comfort inside, a well of knowledge and experience, that isn’t taught to me by religious teachings. It’s my ideals that I find matter most, not which religion, if any, I happen to believe in. I grew up in Cambridge with influences from my great-grandmother, Ida Cox, and … Continue reading