Went to bed feeling fine last night and woke up this morning with an awful chest cold. With the down afternoon, I'm doing some heavy reflecting on the past year (which seems to have gone by in the blink of an eye.) This photo is from an insanely memorable trip to Wyoming that helped lead off 2016 with a bang. I was supposed to be committed to Cuppa Joe through the second week of January, but the new owner decided he was ready to take the reigns earlier. When he let me know, I was in Boulder…
I do not consider myself Islamophobic, but I believe there are many teachings within Islam that need to be changed. Muslim scripture actually claims that a man should beat his wife if she is unfaithful. I'm shocked that people actually welcome these ideals to a country where equality is supposed to be a priority.
Gigi: I would rather be like that, then be like you. Alex: Excuse me? What's that supposed to mean? Gigi: I may dissect each little thing and put myself out there so much but at least that means that I still care. Oh! You've think you won because women are expendable to you. You may not get hurt or make an ass of yourself that way but you don't fall in love that way either. You have not won. You're alone. I may do a lot of stupid shit but I'm still a lot closer to love than you are.
I just wanted you to be a kid, just a little while longer. I was trying to protect you, keep you safe. Dad didn't even have to tell me, it was just always my responsibility. It was like I had one job. I had one job and I screwed it up. I blew it and for that I am sorry. I guess that's what I do, I let down the people I love. I let dad down. And now, I guess I'm supposed to let you down, too. How can I? How am I supposed to live with that? What am I supposed to do, Sammy?