5 Ways To Fight The Post Vacation Blues

5 Ways To Fight The Post Vacation Blues

Your plane has landed. After going through baggage and customs, your exhaustion sets in due to several days of leisure. You are now beginning your second descent back to your reality. Brick by brick, your mind begins to put up a wall of protection. An impenetrable...
The Fight: Choosing To Leave The Comfort Of Pain

The Fight: Choosing To Leave The Comfort Of Pain

  Life is hard. There is no getting around that fact. There are however, insurmountable pockets of joy that I’ve been told, should even the scale. What if it doesn’t though? What if there are just extreme circumstances that occur in your life that are beyond...
10 Things Gay Men Need To Leave In 2018

10 Things Gay Men Need To Leave In 2018

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Yeah, it was the latter that summed up my 2018 but I’m a hopeless optimist at the end of the day. Whether the year has made you, or broke you, we as same gender loving men can all agree that there are some things...
Are Man Weaves For You?

Are Man Weaves For You?

There was a time when folks across social media platforms were claiming beards are the new six-pack. I for one did not, but I did start growing one in early 2015.  One of the reasons I decided to pledge my allegiance to the illustrious beard gang was that it provided...
Why Suicide Wasn’t Good Enough: Part Four

Why Suicide Wasn’t Good Enough: Part Four

Things weren’t getting better. In fact they were continuing to get worse but I began to trust myself and the butterflies in my stomach that told me, something better is coming. I found myself each day expressing gratitude because as dismal and things were, they could...
Why Suicide Wasn’t Good Enough: Part Three

Why Suicide Wasn’t Good Enough: Part Three

I had been stripped of everything I knew and possessed. I was cut down to the white meat as my cousin would say. It was deep and there was no bandage large enough to cover my wounds. One day when the pain of failure was just too much for me to handle, I went running....
Why Suicide Wasn’t Good Enough: Part Two

Why Suicide Wasn’t Good Enough: Part Two

I fought for as long as I could to maintain my life as I knew it. Unfortunately, I lost that battle and I was being forced out my life, my city, and my peace. When I finally broke down to tell my sister I was undone and couldn’t hold on to my way of life, she said in...
Why Suicide Wasn’t Good Enough: Part One

Why Suicide Wasn’t Good Enough: Part One

Famed fashion designer Kate Spade and I share the same birthday. I was obsessed with the Travel channel’s No Reservations and CNN’s Parts Unknown, both hosted by the popular, and semi-nomadic chef Anthony Bourdain. He combined two of my favorite pastimes in the world,...