Homeless Bus Boy to Marketing Manager

Don’t let the title mislead you – this isn’t some grand celebration of the American Dream or some rags-to-riches parable built to inspire you. On the contrary, this particular adventure is characterized by a concatenate string of failures and a great deal of luck. Continue reading

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My time in ye ol’ Mental Institution

Catharsis, that’s really all this is about. A type of emotional purging; in good Aristotlean fashion… How? By relating a drama of course. Just a little secret story, hidden away behind a false sense of anonymity. Just keep the word in mind going forward – “catharsis”.

I’ve been to four psychiatric care facilities – the fancy yet categorically more accurate way of saying “mental institutions”. Continue reading