Life’s Lemons

They say when life gives you lemons you make lemonade, but often times you feel as though there aren’t enough sweeteners anywhere else no matter what you do to take the bitterness of life away. It’s in these times where you feel like just dumping the bitter lemonade on the floor and giving up, even though you shouldn’t. In these times you should rebuild this metaphorical lemonade with your own sweeteners and make the best damn lemonade that you possibly can make.

The majority of my friends and family right now are going through some tough times. Financial problems, relationship status changes, health problems, life shifts, or in my case all of the above. They call to tell me their frustrations, and often times they feel as though there is nothing they could do about their situations. Continue reading “Life’s Lemons”

The Degradation of Marriage

Seventy-two days and they’re done. After a lavish wedding broadcasted to over two million viewers and that cost thousands of dollars, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries have called it quits and are now getting a divorce. The f#ck? And they say gay marriage is ruing the fabric of marriage. No, America, I don’t think so.

In the past, a marriage was supposed to function as a property contract for the groom. He was to own his wife and all of her possessions, and she was suppose to sit in a corner and just take the dude’s name (but that’s for another discussion). In today’s views, or at least those of the earlier part of the 20th century, a marriage was supposed to signify a union between two people. The rings that the couple wore were supposed to represent the love that never ends between those two people, and the vows they said before God and all of their family were supposed to be promises kept forever. Continue reading “The Degradation of Marriage”