Football is Not War

Do not cry, mother, for football is not war. We do not carry arms against the less fortunate Or shoot amongst the crowd And the divided sides are not nations But boys that thought playing a game Made them men. Do not cry, mother. Football is not war.   Yelling men, beer overflowing, we enter…

A Different Approach To Second Dates

I feel like I should start this post like I start all of my mornings, by shaming myself. Yes this is a post about second dates, and I've been on a ton of second dates. In other words, I am single and incapable of sustaining a long term relationship. But I'm not too lonely, depressed,…

Working out Through Depression

Exercise fortifies the pillars of your mind, body, and soul. Nevertheless, knowing something is good for you isn't always motivation to do it, especially through a depressive episode. Depression comes and goes in waves, but I'm interested in consistency amongst the tsunami of emotions.  “I thought maybe I could help people with awareness, help men…

Only You & I Will Last Forever: A Letter To My Depression

Elephant Journal The misconception that depression is something that arises only during trails, or is easily curable leads to shame and isolation. I often get tired of telling people about my struggles with depression because of responses like, "Just take some medicine" or "You are depressed again?" I turn to writing in these cases. The…