thoughts OF

A GENTLEMAN

September 21, 2017

Do you remember the first time you laid eyes on the person you fell in love with?  

For me, this was a moment I’ll never forget.  It’s actually a vision I try to recreate in my mind just so I can see that beautiful kitty cat one more time.  Let me explain.

The year was 2008 and I was attending college at Texas State University.  It was Halloween night and some bros and I were headed to the annual Texas State Halloween Party → ‘Shot in the Dark.’  This was a huge party where hundreds and hundreds of college students gathered to celebrate, drink alcoholic beverages, and dance the night away - in costumes of course.  

There were t...

June 10, 2017

WHAT IS A MENTOR?

Have you ever had someone come into your life at a time when you needed them the most?  If you have, then you know how important this type of person can be for your development.  They could be a teacher, a coach, a friend, or really anyone who has helped you grow.  These types of people can also be called, MENTORS.

A mentor is someone who wants to make a positive difference in a young persons life.  They provide friendship, support, and wisdom in hopes of building up the confidence in the person they’re mentoring.

These types of people are rare but they are out there.  If you’ve been blessed to have a person like t...

May 3, 2017

My father was released from prison when I was 12 years old.  He had been out a few short months when he started dating a beautiful blonde woman who I’ll call Joan.

Joan was very nice and I could tell that her and my dad really enjoyed each other’s company.  I remember one night in particular when they both sat me down and told me that Joan was pregnant and I was going to be a big brother!

My new little brother was born and it was a very exciting time, especially for my Dad who had been in a prison cell for the previous 12 years.

But it wasn’t too long after this that I found out my Dad had been arrested again and was being sent back to prison...

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