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…

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…

Finding a Love that will make you Grow

Not very often do young men write about love. Even less so do young men write about finding the right kind of love. The kind of love that makes you want to be a better man. The world we live in today is sexualized and desensitized. However, there are old souls among us. Young men…

Instagram Book Giveaway Contest

Memorial Weekend I was inspired to connect with my followers and show my appreciation for their support. All things considered, my following, readers, and supports have come largely from my Instagram account. What better way to celebrate my supports by having a Book Giveaway Contest! The Rules The instructions for the contest were simple, straightforward,…

The Fall After The Rise

The mind can be a scary place, and when coupled with the heart, you can experience a rollercoaster of emotions and experiences. Rollercoaster are thrilling, terrifying, exciting, heart wrenching, but ultimately out of our control. The weekend of my book release I was on a rollercoaster. At times I was on top of the world,…

Contributing Editor of Barren Magazine

Barren Magazine is a literary publication that features fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and photography. Barren is know for hard truths, long stares, and gritty lenses that show the courage and truth of the creator. The magazine revels in the shadow-spaces that make up the human condition, and aim to find antitheses to that which defines…

To Write Love on Her Arms

TWLOHA Mission To Write Love On Her Arms is a non profit innovative that I have been following for quite sometime now. The organization is dedicated to bringing hope to those struggling with depression, addiction, self-harm, and suicide. TWLOHA, for short, exists to help, encourage, inform, inspire, and also invest directly into the treatment and…