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March 14th, 2010
My earliest memory is of my mom holding me in one arm, her other arm holding my brothers hand, while she tells my dad at the door that his eyes are bloodshot, that he's been drinking, and that he should leave. He tries to explain that he just got off a twelve-hour shift, but she doesn't believe him. Now I live with my dad, and I find that all his "anger issues" are completely falsified. He gets no angrier than anyone else I've known. If he shuts his finger in a door, he might slam it, sometimes.
January 12th, 2010
Jesus taught, "You can not serve both God and Mammon." He referred to earthly treasures. Early Christians personified Mammon as a false god of greed, however there is no evidence of such a deity prior to Jesus' time.
What is money? It is not a demon, but power. Wise men have always taught we should prefer the power of wisdom and good example, rather than of currency. We cannot live in this world without money. It is food on the table, social security, a resource to the artist. It is a tool in creative hands, a weapon in careless hands.
March 28th, 2003
I can't go a day without writing. I don't think I'm capable of it. Sometimes -- days like these -- it's a desperate thing, as I hurry though the last 100 words of the month or those creative writing assignments, but it's gotten to the point where I couldn't imagine life without it.
They say they write because they have to. They say they write because they couldn't live without it. Myself, I write because words make me admit and express and understand -- without words, I would know nothing and have nothing.
Even rushed entries like this have meaning.