Where ever you go, there you are. Clean Slate lays to rest some of the myths surrounding identity changes. No glamorous relocations here, just the real world problems you would face if you really did change your identity and start over.
What’s in a name?
Alan Watts, my main man!
I have suffered immeasurable losses. Sure, my losses can be quantified; their ratios rationalized to juxtapose the impressions left as scars. But the mass that weighs on my soul can not be scaled or justified. Sometimes it feels like an endless battle, denied enough time to wipe the blood off our eyes before the bell rings. Perpetually caught […]
Every day is a new day, a chance to be born again. We wake rested, refreshed, and renewed. We rise to a new dawn(ing) with the potential to see things for the very first time. It’s almost as if every day is your (re)Birth Day. One of the best parts is we get to spend […]
Not today, anyways. It is hard to even get myself to read anyone’s blog posts today. I peruse through them all hoping to find ones that might not end in April Fool’s. But almost every time, “Gotcha’, April Fools”. Ha Ha Ha. It’s not that I don’t like a good joke; you’re just not that funny. […]
Hmmm, you might be asking yourself what this #4M is all about. That would be a perfectly good question, because I just made it up. 4M is Monday Motivation, Morning Music style Because that motivational message just sounds so much better when it is sung to you. Header art from Banners album You Got […]
Morning inspiration, turned perspiration; Thank you PTSD
I was playing double solitaire by myself, rocking back and forth on the bar stool. A stranger laughed at me, then asked if I was winning. Then he reached out his big, man hands to teach a little girl how to play by herself. In this game, in life’s game, sometimes we find ourselves playing […]
Common sense debunks the popular phrase “Luck of the Irish”. But it’s ok if we are not lucky in life, because we are blessed with good friends and good drink to share it with!
Like a semi truck, the pull of Santa’s sleigh created a large wind drift pulling behind him. In the wake of his departure, a large windstorm brewed, stirring up the ground below. Kid’s plastic swimming pools, out of place in the frigid climate, frisbeed across the horizon. Garbage cans barreled through the streets, chasing each […]
It took me a minute….. to deal with, process, grow, etc. I love this phrase, but to some people it sounds dumb; referring to a larger, quantitative, span of time as a minute. Understandably, it probably took a lot longer than 60 seconds. A minute of time is different than a minute in time. Has […]
I sometimes think we leave this world almost the moment we have everything all figured out; the ultimate cosmic joke. This would be a reason why so many bright, amazing people leave us so early. Maybe also, when we die before we are ready, parts of us stay unable to leave this earthly world. I […]
Credit Karma is a common sense explanation of the American economic system; including the hysterical history behind this most cherished commodity.
2nd edition, rewritten for a speech
Fact #3 is a cautionary fact. Ignore at your own peril. When coming to a four way stop, the Right of Way Knowledge of any vehicle possessing a smashed front end should be questioned.
Must Read! I never say that about my own work, so you should believe there is value to you as a blogger in here. I am very thankful to have had the ability to use the WordPress app over the last year. But I will not miss it for one second, the moment I can […]
I like him. I love him! He is the worst. Who? Let’s face it, our truth is not static. Facts change. Free The Truth is dedicated to challenging beliefs and being open to new insights. But I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t question my own assertions. To challenge a flexible truth, here […]
Do your thing little Birdy! I dig what you’re putting down.
It’s been a real pity party at my house this week, I tell you what. So much has happened in such a short time, it really weighs on a girl’s heart to think about it all. Except the thing is, it didn’t all happen at one time. In that moment of sadness, it’s easy to […]
My book finally arrived at the post office. Not just any book, but MY Book! Excitement, butterflies, a sense of pride; i had so many emotions as we ripped open the card board packaging. I couldn’t stop staring at the pages, reading words I had read a hundred times before. I bet this feeling never […]
I was searching for a little stress relief in a last minute cram session…. When what delicious bliss should bear presence upon my ravenous ears….. Little Wing, ripping off the lengths of a Soul Blown Microphone….. tickling and giggling those fret-filling fingers, all the way down to my toes. (Oh, my soul for some blues!) […]
The internet just broke. A moment of silence for net neutrality. But please, take just a moment; then yell out as loud as you can and raise holy hell!
Challenging Free The Truth, one fact at a time
I don’t know what has come over me. These desires, this urge, it’s absolutely insatiable. I have always been a bit of a hedonist, but what’s wrong with liking a little pleasure. I am getting close to the time that is suppose to be my prime. Then the thought dawned on me that this is […]
It’s not the worst, but the first and the last, that cause the most damage
Consequences are intended to act as deterrents, rather than just punishments. May the crazed acts of desperate mothers deter our children from future misbehaviors
Follow me home, if I don’t get us lost first
A little short story to help you find appreciation when you are in the dredges at work.
A quick course correction, navigating the hurdles of identity change.
I don’t want to be the name on your next bleeding heart law. I refuse to stand idly by as your medusaec heads echo empty apologies. My well is dry and the buckets keep coming. The neon sign says closed but your blind eyes keep tugging. No law is finite, no job description complete, your […]
Oh No, No No Don’t put the…. Ugh! Magnets on the TV.
It was just a walk by, but my side eye caught a glance, Of my silken silouhette, dancing pirouette, broom in hand. From this angle, line of sight, Reflection mirrored in new light. These curves and these dimples, how they shined and glistened. Like the floors I’d been sweeping And the tubs I’d been scrubbing. […]
The gates open and blind mice begin running. They lurch forward only to discover they are teathered to their owner’s collars. Chew off their feet and eat through their neighbors, for a chance to play the Master’s game, this rat race we are all playing. They would burn their eyes for a glance of the same prize. […]
Swirling through time and multiple dimensions, this song reoccurs in all my life’s adventures.
I had to ask my self some tough questions in the face of indifference. I hope I am not the only one.
Keep Cool Everyone
A quick update
By Veronica Haunani Fitzhugh A lone ant patiently carries an impossible load. The weight’s so heavy, she loses her balance in every small step. Instead of asking for help or splitting the bundle– she stops to rest, dances, and eats what she carries. Her burden nourishes, energizes as well as challenges her. How do I…
Discography: Sister Act
I love you, always and forever!
Please pay attention to your surroundings as you enjoy this sunny season. Life can change in an instance, and so often does. Don’t let your choices turn into a matter of consequences, in life and in weather.
Please join me for this week’s edition of Time Bandits; a collection of the best the blogosphere has to offer.
My writing conundrum
The First in a series, tying music to memories; the music that is more than just a song to me, but a piece of my soul.
Another addition to Free The Truth’s Life Hack Series: This time disproving the myth of the common hiccups
Busy Busy Bee, here is a place to come find me. Stop by and check out the best of the blogosphere on this week’s edition of Time Bandit
Originally posted on AloyFerns:
It hurts to think that you are not here anymore. Although I can’t help but smile with tears in my eyes to think of how we cherished each and every moment of our lives together when you were alive. I miss you dad. I was just 5 years old when he…
This place just isn’t the same without you!
Sometimes it’s better to persefail than to keep fighting for perseverance.
The one truth that will never change, no matter how much you do.
Go to your courthouse before it is too late and ask to take back your Gianforte vote. It can’t hurt to ask…. Well tell that to the reporter that Gianforte assaulted for asking about his ties with Russia.
I don’t know how I ever got anything posted on such an amazing site for being able to lower my word count; it just boggles the mind because I usually can’t seem to cut out all the incredibly unnecessary words in order to make nice, neat, succinct sentences. 🙂
A debilitating drabble
The beginning of a long overdue category, here’s some Matt Corby to feed your soul.
A place for Bloggers to share their best pieces. Please, stop by and leave a link of your favorite posts.
A new word for an age old problem.
Sometimes it’s hard to tell which is the bigger farce, allowing corporations so much power or thinking we have the ability to stop them.
Quick Note Tomorrow will be the second running of my new weekly post time bandits. What will you chose to share this week with your fellow time savers; your best of the week, all time, or a favorite from another blogger? Please be sure to join me and post a link on Time Bandits this […]
American History $atire is a common sense explanation of the American economic system; including the hysterical history behind this most cherished commodity.
Originally posted on Smell The Coffee:
They cursed and reviled him But he was dead They gossiped late into the night Taking delight at his plight But he was dead They gathered and made plans They handed out bans But he was dead His flesh had died On that fateful night His spirit was born…
When you find yourself at a precipice, how do you know whether it’s time to go cliff diving? Is there a time when you should just give up hope on fixing obstacles on your path?
Originally posted on Free The Truth:
You will not find pictures of me next to my blogs; I don’t even own a cell phone and this is the first social media I have used this decade. (Let that sink in for a bit) Privacy concerns stemming from escaping domestic violence have prevented me from joining the…
Truth out of the mouths of babes
Isn’t it ironic?
I’m so grateful for all the support I have received from the blogging community. We should celebrate!
Cheers to Offending. Because some people need to be offended.
I would not be here if it were not for the most incredible mothers I know showing me the light in a time of darkness
The forgotten virtue
Influence evidenced through auto-correct
Interested in trading editing, please hit me up!
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a poll ponderance
some music to ease the tension
A discussion on the idea of purposeful mediation, consciously choosing to connect with others.
Honor the words that purport your purpose
Cinco De Mayo
I still had not decided if I would speak. What would I say about the man who gave me up? About the relationship we didn’t have? My sister handed me a legal pad, and sitting next to each other on the couch, we began writing our speeches at 11pm. In twelve hours, we were to […]
some quick word of the day fun.
The origins behind Free The Truth
Originally posted on Free The Truth:
The sun was setting behind me; the children getting restless in the back seat from a long drive. Tired of listening to music, I turned the Sirius to the news channels to see what was happening in the world. (When I say world, I mean that loosely, because our…
It was hard to write a post for today, since the word prompted memories I’d rather replace. It’s not enjoyable, in fact, it rather sucks; but the truth beacons to be free from the depths where it’s been hiding deep inside of me.
The final, full version of Reflections in the Pond. This furry, allegorical fable is full of humor, inspiration, and truth. In writing this piece, I had a lofty goal of appealing to people of all belief systems and backgrounds; along with creating a story where the lesson you learn changes every time you open the pages. It is not a fairy tale about how things should be, but a fable that is eerily similar to the way things often are. Please enjoy!
making an arse out of myself, one word at a time.
The finale event of our coming of age, forest fable. Heartwarming and Heartbreaking, c’est la vie Thank you for taking this journey with me!
It’s finally here! Part 5 of the forest fable, Reflections on the Pond, was released this morning. The finale will be posted this evening, along with the full version of the story. It is all still a little rough but very malleable. I’m just a little too impatient to wait ’til it’s perfect to share with you. […]
Woody quietly snuck into the home and went straight to his room. Mom was making supper in the kitchen and dad was down in the den. He found himself staring at the ripples of the pond through his bay window, soaking in the comforting aromas of his mother’s supper. A scream and a howl screeched […]
Free Will Astrology
Breathe. Just Breathe.
Some days the posts and poems seem all the same. More positive can do quotes and love struck notes. Then you get lucky and find a promising start, like this heartwarming story of a girl and her family. Thank you for sharing something that enticed me to keep reading. These nominations never end in trophies, […]
Make every minute a moment of avid awareness; chose to maintain a cognizant consciousness.
A group of teenagers contemplate deep esoteric questions in life and prove the value of friendship in the fourth part of Reflections in the Pond
The continuation of this furry fable finds the father and son Beaver debating rights and roots.
A humbling harmony
Life imitates art and life isn’t always pretty. I don’t get to take too much credit for creativity on this one; the beginning a terrible memory and the end an all too real possibility.
An extended satire for Fun With Words; nail in the coffin ponders the possibilities of important supreme court cases.
Common words with a new twist. Just don’t expect this satire to be any less true or painful.
Fry; the damage we do to ourselves.
An adopted truth about the birth of my existence.
Originally posted on Free The Truth:
It was a very dark time. The housing bubble had just popped. Ragged bankers were crowding the streets with signs forecasting the end of days. The general public thought long and hard; recalling the compassion and reciprocity lenders had shown them in tough times. Out of the darkness a beautiful…
The continuation of this furry fable finds the Beaver family working hard to control forces of nature that may just be beyond their control.
I remember this girl; Fearless, Powerful, Strong. The girl from my youth that I always wished I could tap into. The me before I knew pain and sorrow. The me before I was knocked down and made to lower my head before others. She is no longer a distant memory. But don’t be mistaken. I […]
A forest fable, where the lessons you take from the story are the ones you are ready to learn. May you see something different every time you read it. (scene one)
Share your weekend rejections with me. Together we can laugh and cry and shout obscenities to the man. Arggh!
Biggest Pet Peeve of All Time: Talking about the weather. Why? Because there is so much more to talk about, so much more that needs to be talked about. But the weather is comfortable, easy, non-combative. The implications of this sickens me. As if humans have nothing more in common than the sky above us. Just because […]
I’m sick, stuck laying in bed today. So I thought I would add some new music to my player. Wouldn’t you know it, almost all of my songs are in the wma format, and thus can’t be loaded. UGH! Inspired by Jay Colby, I thought I could check out some of your music today. If you have […]
In the spirit of tasting the rainbow, I bring you The Return of the Modern Philosopher and his delicious piece, The Devil Declines . This article doesn’t need anything from me; but it got my laughter and my endorsement. Taste Responsibly, Free The Truth President Trump: Thank you for your invitation to join you for Sunday Brunch at […]
Curbside note left on a box of funeral ashes
Originally posted on Jay Colby:
I just want to take this time to thank everyone who reads, subscribers and shares my site. I appreciate all the support and encouragement.I would love to read everyone’s blog, but I don’t always get a chance to read and follow everyone’s blog. So today I want to offer a…
THANK YOU SO MUCH DAVID FOR YOUR VIDEO READING OF Trust The Fall Congratulations to’ Free the Truth’ for this weeks post of the week called Trust the Fall. Hope you Enjoy. via Post of the week – Trust the Fall — David Snape and Friends – The place to show off your hidden talents ********************* […]
A glimpse at the author of Free The Truth; Selfie, No Filter, gives it to you straight.
You can’t make this up folks. The true stories are always the funniest.
Please join me in this very important conversation. Because Black Lives Do Matter! And so do Blue! And they are both in danger!
Truths to live by: blog series
Years of running, one broken down door to the next. One thousand, five thousand, ten thousand dollars paid to end my life. Sometimes it was only a quarter ounce, a dime bag, a line. My life clearly not worth much, not to thee, or me, or even police Used as bait and tossed aside, with […]
A loving, but blunt guide to criticism and advice. Do your thing and don’t ever be ashamed!
This page is my way of endorsing all the amazing bloggers out there. Sorry Guys, I can’t offer you a sneaker deal. I don’t even have enough followers to make reblogging your posts worth anything. I may end up getting a few more followers in the future; but please do not hold out hope on […]
It is arguable that more people were raped, mutilated, and murdered by Japan than the Nazis during World War II. So why do so few people even know it happened? Please, if you do not know about Nanking, take a moment to learn something new; something we all should have been taught when we were in grade school. * Just Be Warned, it is some pretty heavy stuff, Rated R for imagery and content *
You are not my sunshine. You are my star light; Showing me beauty in the darkness. You are not normal. You are Supernormal; Going beyond the range of normal to a realm of extraordinary. You are not broken. You are perfectly imperfect; There is nothing wrong with you that needs fixing. You are not Autism. You are You, […]
Every time I read a blogger’s post, I like to check out their About page. It gives me some insight into who they are and helps me connect with their writing. In the spirit of connecting with the author, I thought I might tell you a little bit about myself. I’ve been walking through life with […]
Parenting always starts with the best intentions. I’m going to limit screen time, spend quality time with my children every day, and cook homemade meals that are delicious and deceptively nutritious. Except there is just not enough time in the day and way too many shows to stream on Netflix. Myself, I am the queen of good intentions […]
Words that make my life better every day
“The body cries the tears the eyes refuse to weep.” A doctor told me this quote once after a visit for strep throat. He said that past traumatic experiences are the common factor linking several different diseases; like Migraines, IBS, Fibromyalgia, and Depression. As a Taoist, I believe you create blockages in your physical body when you do not address and deal […]
Calling all Artists and Musicians! If you are looking for another place to promote your work, please consider allowing me to use your gift in conjunction with mine. I am very passionate about supporting the arts and would love to help support you in your endeavors. Credit will always be given where credit is due! […]
I have always struggled with meditation. I know it is good for me so I keep practicing and experimenting with different poses to find something that will stick. Today I decided to meditate in my underwear. I’m tired of looking down at my body and feeling disgusted. My hope is that meditating naked will help me shed some insecurities. Plus, if […]
You have to pull the grass out just so; and not just any piece of grass. It should be a fairly thick piece that is wider than your thumb, and longer too. The longest blades of grass should be left to complement the wind as it sings across the prairie; the smaller blades stay to […]
If only the national debt earned a penny every time the word Kardashian was used. The goal of this speech was to use rhetorical devices and vivid words to write for the ear. Inspired by classic children’s authors as well as some of my favorite political rappers; this speech was performed shortly before the 2016 presidential elections.
A new word, some new definitions, and a satire walk onto a type writer…….What do you get? A quick, witty, political quip called Wordsmith.
For everyone reading this blog while they are at work, you are not alone my friend.
The reason I am on this site and in this world; we miss you so much Dad!
Oh, the joys of motherhood. Daily living with Autism is akin to dancing on a majestic spectrum; complete with all the brilliant, absurd, and magical moments you would expect to experience at the end of a rainbow.
Our scars are reminders of our strength, not the source of it. Refuse to be defined by the events that make life difficult!