Guest Post: Lingering by John Grey

Wow, it’s been a while, guys. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it, but I recently moved to Astoria, Queens! My life has been quite hectic recently, but for the absolute best. I’ve been dreaming of living in Astoria my whole life and now it’s finally true. For those of you who don’t know, I…

It Will Do

I’m finally almost done with The Histories by Herodotus. I’ve been reading this book for months and months. It’s so hard trying to read when you’re busy at work, busy at home, and busy trying to find a new one. Now that things are calmed down, I have the time to sit and read and actually enjoy…

Games

I just had an interesting conversation with someone I never met, and it seemed like we were both trying to figure each other out by assuming the best and worst of one another. We all have different perspectives and concerns based on past experiences that force us to act and treat people a certain way….

Snowcaps

I hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving yesterday! I took a little trip upstate today with my family. The mountains already had snow on them, which isn’t supposed to be anything to think twice about at this time, but in the age of global warming and climate change, even little things like that can…

How Far Would It Go?

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything (that should be the title of my next book). I’m not sure why I fell off a little either. I’ve been busy, but not any busier than I’m used to. I’ve also been going at a much slower pace through Histories by Herodotus. I knew it would be…

Vote 6/6

Democrats have taken control of the House and Republicans managed to keep control of the Senate. This is absolutely amazing news. The wave turned out to be real. Trump will be held accountable. The people, who are better represented by the House, got out and voted for people of all different backgrounds, genders, and sexual…

Vote 4/6

I haven’t been having a good couple of weeks recently. Bad luck comes in streaks with me. And things usually get worse before they get better, as the cliches suggest. This is about a certain situation I got myself into recently. When I get myself in these situations, I try to find silver linings. Here,…

Vote 3/6

I have another poem for you all. We’re five days away from the most important election of our lives. I’m reading reports saying early voter turnout for people ages 18-39 is up significantly. The blue wave is real, but we can do better. We can always do better. I hope these poems are making a…

Vote

The election is almost here, and I’m not sure whether or not to be nervous or excited. I’m a little bit of both, but leaning more towards nervous. It’s hard to be excited when Trump is president. I’m really hoping enough people turn out to make the GOP voting restriction efforts useless, but that’s going…

Underlined Passages

I never used to listen to music while I wrote because I thought it would be distracting, but I think I’m converted. Thanks to my new thinksound headphones, I can drown everything out, focus on the beat, listen to the lyrics, use the rhythm in my work, and open my mind to all the ideas…