Why I prefer the Northern Bluntness to Southern Hospitality

I want to start this by saying I’ve lived in the South a long, long, loooong time. Way too long in my opinion. And not just one place in the South. No, I’ve lived in cities and small towns all over the South from Tennessee and Georgia to Oklahoma. I’ve lived and visited the NorthContinue reading “Why I prefer the Northern Bluntness to Southern Hospitality”

Why The State of Georgia Has Some of The Worst Workers Rights Laws In The U.S.

Georgia is a pretty state. Full of great vegetation, beaches, mountains, and lush evergreens. But every state has at least a few bad apples on the tree. While there are some things Georgia does right, like the HERO roadside assistance program in Atlanta, there is also an incredibly dark side to the state. Georgia hasContinue reading “Why The State of Georgia Has Some of The Worst Workers Rights Laws In The U.S.”

Star Trek by timeline

As we welcome a whole new generation into the fanbase of Star Trek with new ideas and new leases on old ships and Captains, there has been a lot of talk about what the correct order is to watch all the Star Trek series in. If you’re new to the franchise, it’s overwhelming, and honestly,Continue reading “Star Trek by timeline”

What Makes Student Loans So Malicious

Student Loan forgiveness is a hot topic at the moment. Some people are all for it, and some are definitely against it. The most common arguments against being that people shouldn’t borrow if they don’t intend to pay, and you should always pay your debts. But having been on the teller line of a financialContinue reading “What Makes Student Loans So Malicious”

Which is the Right Bank

So a little about me and this article before you get started. I was a bank teller at a Mid-sized bank in Oklahoma for five years (I left in the middle of 2021). Among that time I was a teller supervisor for two years. Over the years I have been a customer at many differentContinue reading “Which is the Right Bank”

The History of Star Trek Captains & The Potential of Capt. Christopher Pike

This article may contain spoilers for the following series: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Discovery, & Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. As Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is only a few episodes in at this point, it’s strange to think that so many people haveContinue reading “The History of Star Trek Captains & The Potential of Capt. Christopher Pike”

Constructive Feedback 101

I’ve noticed lately that there’s an epidemic of people, especially writers who ask for feedback and instead get what I like to call a “flame review.” Aka, ripping the work and the author’s ego to shreds. This could not be more unproductive to everyone involved. So, given that I have a four year background inContinue reading “Constructive Feedback 101”

The Man Behind The Screen

In the history of TV and movies there are a handful of names that we see time and time again in the credits. Even if we don’t really pay attention, after a while, we still manage to recognize them. For instance, anyone who has ever purchased a movie soundtrack has probably heard the names HowardContinue reading “The Man Behind The Screen”

Poetic Words For Ukraine

For the few who know me well, you know that I occasionally write poetic things that fall into no sense of structure. I’m not huge on sharing, but someone close to me wants me to show people more of what I write. I wrote a little something in light of the events that have befallenContinue reading “Poetic Words For Ukraine”

Oklahoma’s Not So Red History

In my time living in Oklahoma, it’s no secret that the state appeared to vote almost exclusively Republican. Though some of the city voters turned a bit more blue, it’s not surprising that the state, like it’s neighbors, tended to be a bit more conservative. What’s interesting, though, is that it wasn’t always that way.Continue reading “Oklahoma’s Not So Red History”