Brushes with Hollywood

Joel Edgerton, Warrior, Pittsburgh, 2009 Pittsburgh is an attractive city for filming movies. From favorable tax laws to a breathtaking skyline, it has the ability to look like a number of different cities - an eclectic mix of skyscrapers similar to that of New York or any other big city, sloped streets reminiscent of San …

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. …

Swimming

Please Note: This blog post is a teaser for the book, Straight: an ExGay Prodigal Story. An English teacher, my grandma made use of the high school pool. During lunch breaks, she swam laps and continued at the YMCA into her golden years. I started taking swimming lessons at the YMCA early in life. Later …

Motorbikes

Please Note: This blog post is a teaser for the book, Straight: an ExGay Prodigal Story. My first motorbike was a Honda XR80, a gift from my parents for my 10th birthday. A few years later, a used Honda XL185 was passed down to me. Scars remain to tell the tale of bounding down wooded …