Snoop Died.

In January of 2009, my best friend and I followed a Craigslist puppies ad from Pittsburgh to Youngstown, Ohio in a major snow storm. As we entered the basement of a house, puppies scattered in every direction. A "rebellious sort" at the time, I identified with the one that wedged himself underneath something and would …

Mr. States

Please Note: This blog post is a teaser for the book, Straight: an ExGay Prodigal Story. The principal of the Christian school I attended until 9th grade wore several hats. He also was our teacher. A sweet older man with a speech impediment, he endured much from students. Reluctant to study, we found frustrating him …

Me Sorry!

Please Note: This blog post is a teaser for the book, Straight: an ExGay Prodigal Story. The advent of video games revolutionized childhood. Growing up in the 1980s, I consider myself blessed to have been born on the cusp of two eras. We both played outside with friends all day and video gamed to extremes. …

Pee the Bed

As a child, I was a private person. In that sense, my friend and I were opposites. He knew me well. Our families were close. We went sled-riding together and played Laser Tag. We also both attended the Christian school. Before praying at school, prayer requests were taken. Requests from kindergarten students could get interesting. …