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A REAL MAN WANTED: APPLY WITHIN

A REAL MAN WANTED: APPLY WITHIN

At the beginning of February, I posted on my Facebook a graphic which said “18 days” and left it pretty vague.  It was an obscure message for me to post, while secretly I was planning on suicide.  Scary, because I didn’t tell anyone.  I didn’t hint at it, or cry out for attention.  I just planned it.   I was going to save up all of my medication, and take it all at once, a lethal combination which would have killed me in my sleep.  I basically had it all mapped out, cleaned out my closets, threw away a lot of crap, and set up various scripts from my website server that would send out message to people after it was all over with. I didn’t want to go on anymore, being out of a 10 year relationship and sitting at home alone was pretty rough.  I missed someone to talk to, and basically got tired of cleaning a house that was never getting messy anymore.  So, I re-arranged furniture, hung new pictures, and totally remodeled my apartment.  New curtains were installed, a home alarm, cable, the list is endless.  I still wasn’t happy in my own home.  I was bored.  I was lonely.  I felt lost.  So, I decided that with all the stress from my job at AT&T (which I recently quit) and with my future looking limited, I would just die.  I know people are going to read this and think, “well, why didn’t you do it?” ... Read More »

Out With The Old. In With The New.

Out With The Old. In With The New.

I thought I could never be extremely happy, because I hadn’t been in a very very long time.  I had been held back so badly by anti-social associations, and wasn’t able to recognize how bad that behavior indeed was.  I had been held back from advancing my skills from a dead end job working at AT&T DSL Technical Support in Louisville, Kentucky, and had become used to the unprofessional bullying that took place there. I am not a victim, however, because I have completely transformed my life.  I am now happy. Let me start by saying that toxic people in your life are hard to remove.  I am not going to say that the entire past 10 years were horrible, I had some really great times, but I was willing to stay in a toxic relationship and that clouded my judgement.  I am sure I will get some backlash for this, but I legally can say what I want about this particular relationship – after all, it was mine.  I did love him very much, and cared for him – but I could not handle the emotional rollercoaster that I was riding, and had to end everything.  I feel much better now, and I wish him the best. AT&T was the most unprofessional job I have ever had.  I started there in 2009, and was told that if I worked hard that I would advance.  My Manager at the time (was and still is) a model human being, with a ... Read More »

GooseTheArtist.com

GooseTheArtist.com

John Faughender is an amazing artist, and recently I was honored to create his website!  Here is his biography along with the site link, and I encourage you to check out his webstore! I got my start when I was 5 drawing Spider-Man which quickly escalated in me making comics of my own. Not long after that I began practicing portraiture at a young age using the realistic techniques from that in more conceptual, dark and politically themed works. I have studied at Butler High School, Art Academy of Cincinnati and The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts. I am currently in my senior year of high school. Big things to come. Mark James on John Faughender – ”As a gallery owner, I have young people approach me regularly, wanting me to recognize their talent as the next great artist. I patiently explore their work, and offer what critique i can to help them grow. The critique is more often than not received as a rejection. I was introduced to John Faughender by a mutual friend who raved about him enough that I had my expectations set on more of the same. John arrived with a prepared portfolio, and the ability to discuss his art both conceptually and technically. As we explored his presentation, I came to see that John really had the potential to achieve greatness. My gallery focuses on finding artists that want to produce shows making relevant social commentary more so than technically adept pretty pictures or accessory ... Read More »