WordPress Meet and Greet – All Bloggers Welcome

WordPress Meet and Greet – All Bloggers Welcome

All bloggers are welcome to use this post as a forum for meeting new bloggers and finding new blogs to visit! Feel free and promote yourself below! Visit some blogs and make some new friends! This post now has over 2,000 active bloggers waiting to connect in it. I encourage anyone looking for new blogs to … Continue reading

Embarrassment

Embarrassment

Nothing plants a memory more firmly in your head than a little embarrassment. Who doesn’t like a little shame or public humiliation in their life? It was my junior year of college and things weren’t going well. I still hadn’t learned the trick on how to force yourself to go to class. There was something … Continue reading

Honor Society

Honor Society

Twelfth grade was going ok. I was busy with college applications, I had a girlfriend at White Station, and we were having a winning soccer season! Everything was great… except for one thing. Art class. I walked into the art room and quickly found my way to my desk. The art room tables were situated … Continue reading

Adopting Yourself – By: Jason C. Cushman

Adopting Yourself – By: Jason C. Cushman

The ironic part about being an adoptee is that the first and final steps of our lives are the same. Just as we must accept being adopted in the first place, we must also accept ourselves for who we are in the end. That acceptance, that journey, can take a lifetime to occur and not … Continue reading

Stonewall Street

Stonewall Street

Stonewall Street was named after General Stonewall Jackson and is located in midtown of Memphis, Tennessee. My family loved this street so much that we lived in three different houses on the exact same road! In between the stop lights of Poplar Avenue and North Parkway lives an unwritten memoir starring an unsuspecting Korean boy in … Continue reading

10 Things Not to Say to an Asian

10 Things Not to Say to an Asian

-Do your parents speak English? No, they kind of wave their arms around and point at things while grunting. So do you like eat rice every day? So do you like eat fat every day? When did you come to this country? How do you know I wasn’t born here? Do you eat Asian food? … Continue reading

vLog – Poetry – Would you ever, if you never

vLog – Poetry – Would you ever, if you never

Would you ever, if you never saw the stars. Learn to dream in the dark away from the light. Would you ever, if you never had a cause. Fight for those that cannot fight. Would you ever, if you never knew love. Share a moment and create a memory. Would you ever, if you never … Continue reading

Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

She comes into your life and brings nature’s blessing. And with her entrance comes a curse of wanton passion. The grass is still alive as it blazes in the sun. The chorus of our laughter floats gently in the Spring breeze. We are the definition of love and our hands are linked as we dance amongst the … Continue reading

Final Post – My Adoption Story: Depression and the Devil

Final Post – My Adoption Story: Depression and the Devil

Man’s greatest triumphs can sometimes be found during his most difficult times of adversity. This is my new saying when I reflect upon the “Dark Ages” of my life and my deepest days of depression. I am often not a praying man, which is odd considering my father is a priest and a doctor, and … Continue reading

“Daddy, Do You Have Another Mommy?”

“Daddy, Do You Have Another Mommy?”

As my children grow older I find myself constantly caught off guard by the maturity and insight they have into issues I think, and may always think, are too mature for them to worry about. Growing up in the south provided a lot of core values that I later on found out aren’t shared around … Continue reading

10 Reasons Why I Use the Word “Fuck”

10 Reasons Why I Use the Word “Fuck”

1. Things move faster when you yell the word “Fuck” at them. “Fucking move” works best obviously. 2. Because the word “motherfucker” has too many syllables in it and takes too long to say. 3. People have been telling me since the age of 6 not to use this word. Well fuck them! 4. The … Continue reading

Depression Settles at the Bottom

Depression Settles at the Bottom

I don’t view depression as waves, at least not for me. My depression feels like white flakes in a snow globe and are activated when something shakes me to my core. I become the center and the space around me becomes my world, a world I cannot see. While blinded I feel my swinging mood … Continue reading

A Book of Triggers – By: Jason C. Cushman

A Book of Triggers – By: Jason C. Cushman

If I were to imagine a book of life it would best be described as a book of triggers. For what is life other than a slowly revealed circle of need, want, and more need? My book of triggers has always been my journals that I have kept throughout my life. Triggering thoughts, feelings, and … Continue reading

If I could Paint the Sun

If I could Paint the Sun

Dear You, “She says she wants to shine a light into the darkness,” but thinks a blog will not accomplish the deed. Does she not realize that with every eye that looks upon her words, a heart might possibly be softened? A mind might be altered slightly? The power to share, to care, and to … Continue reading

Blogging – Battling Doubt

Blogging – Battling Doubt

I spent a week away from my blog… well technically that is a lie. I am never “away” from my website, but I did force myself not to post. I spent a ton of time reading blogs and blogger thoughts. Of course after a week of doing that I have a few things to say … Continue reading

HarsH ReaLiTy – One Year Anniversary

HarsH ReaLiTy – One Year Anniversary

Technically the one year anniversary for HarsH ReaLiTy is not for another day and a half, however, WordPress prompted me to go ahead and renew early when I changed my credit card. I went ahead and did that just now so I will go ahead and celebrate the anniversary today. This is more than just … Continue reading

Closing 2013 – A HarsH ReaLiTy – A Look Back – Forward

Closing 2013 – A HarsH ReaLiTy – A Look Back – Forward

If my posts have seemed a bit reflective that is because I have been stuck in that state this week. There is a reason. My first renewal payment for this domain is coming up and some might call me crazy, but I actually have juggled with the idea of not renewing it. I am going … Continue reading