One Minute of Kindness

We’ve been cruel to each other for a long time now. It’s easy to understand why. We’re scared. I mean, say what you will about the right thing, the wrong thing in the last year. Masks, no masks, vaccines, no vaccines…I mean, we can talk about that, but if we’re honest with ourselves, that stuffContinue reading “One Minute of Kindness”

Music I Create To

This was a writing prompt for the second day, and I thought I’d actually go into full detail. It was originally a twitter thread, but I thought I’d expand it here. It’s fun to talk about art you are a fan of for one, and two, I really feel like if you are a fanContinue reading “Music I Create To”

What You Do Matters

Most of us don’t believe that title. There are seven billion people on this planet, coming close to eight. We’re a tiny piece to an unfathomable tapestry. What does that one little thing do? What can it in the face of such vastness? I’m going to flip the coin on this one. There are twoContinue reading “What You Do Matters”

Intention, Impact, Interpretation

Today is the one day anniversary of my GoFundMe.  I did a GoFundMe in regards to restoring my teeth. Before I begin I want to say thank you to everyone that shared it, donated to it, and made it so my smile is a hell of a lot better than it was a year ago. Continue reading “Intention, Impact, Interpretation”

Two Voices

One of my biggest frustrations with people is that they are unwilling to act. I’m being brutal and critical here, and a little bit hypocritical.  Nonetheless, it is very frustrating for me to witness people not act on what they should be doing. I know, I know, it sounds judgmental as all hell.  What isContinue reading “Two Voices”

The Copycat Method – Five Months Later

For backstory, read here: https://jpantalleresco.wordpress.com/2018/03/27/what-my-teeth-has-taught-me-about-people/ .  Don’t worry. I’ll be here when you get back. Finish reading? Cool. Let’s begin shall we? So with the exception of two promises I made prior to this, I’ve followed this pretty close to the letter. One individual I promised to trade journal entries with. The other I know just needsContinue reading “The Copycat Method – Five Months Later”

My Imposter

So, I made a promise to Stacey M. Miller and Jim Jackson a personal story.  Wondering what to talk about, I realize that perhaps I should reflect on my feelings and some of the changes I’ve noticed in the past few months.  Not to mention that over the weekend, I realized an imposter had snuckContinue reading “My Imposter”

Eliminating the Need to Judge Others

Once upon a time I knew how the world worked.  I had ideas of right and wrong.  Marijuana was bad.  Alcohol was bad.  There was a right way of doing things and a wrong way of doing things.  This Josh had all of life’s answers. We all I think have a little of this inContinue reading “Eliminating the Need to Judge Others”

Bicycles, Life Skills and Jobs. It’s all the Same.

  I still remember the first time I rode my bike.  I was five years old and I had these amazingly dinky training wheels connected to the biggest blue bicycle I’ve ever seen.  I rode and rode that thing and was happy as I can be. Until I noticed other kids riding without training wheels. Continue reading “Bicycles, Life Skills and Jobs. It’s all the Same.”