My Writing.Com Pieces

I wrote these several months (and several years back). Originally published to my Writing.Com portfolio. Looking Through the Glass Darkly Looking through the glass darkly Never knowing which way to go It’s like the Abyss, with seemingly no end in sight Misery and pain are my best friends The Death Knell Has Sounded What once …

My favorite Vegan Recipes

These were originally posted on Vegweb several years ago by Oligrape and admin. I did nothing to them. http://vegweb.com/recipes/avocado-spring-salad http://vegweb.com/recipes/scrumptious-tofu-veggie-lasagna Avocado Spring Salad (by Oligrape) What you need:  2 cups spinach 1/2 cup shredded carrots 1/2 cup mixed salad greens 1/2 cup purslane 1 tomato, finely diced 1/4 onion, finely diced 1 small garlic clove, …

Being Thrifty: A Way of Life

Being thrifty was a way of life for me. I grew up poor in New York City on Food Stamps and we had to make our Stamps stretch. Sometimes we added water to our Kool-Aid to make it stretch for a few days longer. We’d use dishwashing liquid when we didn’t have laundry detergent to …

Homeless: Life on the Streets

When I was homeless I had to make do with what I had. I was lucky that I had food stamps and a government check to keep my afloat. You’re wondering, “Why couldn’t you have found a room to rent?” It’s not that simple. If a person is on SSI disability, they often can’t afford …

Weight Loss Surgery: My Lifelong Journey

When I had weight loss surgery on February 28th, 2017 my relationship with food changed forever. I could no longer go out and eat an entire plate of food (or two). I couldn’t sit and eat and entire container of Haagen Daaz ice cream in one sitting. I had the sleeve gastrectomy procedure which reduces …

Writing another eBook

I’ve been saying for several months that I wanted to write another eBook and starting in June I will do so. Title to be determined, but it will be about my experiences when I was homeless and how I survived. As for how long it’ll take to be published, that remains to be seen. I …

VSG Weight loss Update and Musings

I started my weight loss surgery journey on June 21st, 2016. I was 350 lbs at the time. Since that time, I’ve lost 107 lbs, pre-op and post-op loss included. I feel great an can do so much more (like walk for more than 10 minutes without stopping and being out of breath). I admit …

Dollar Store Hauls

New Year’s Eve 2015 Family Dollar Haul I’m a big fan of Dollar Tree, Family Dollar and other bargain stores. A year and a half ago, I did a Family Dollar haul on New Year’s Eve 2015 and the above video I made that night. I apologize for the quality of the video (I’ll have …

My 10 Favorite Films of All Time

The Mummy The Fugitive (1993) US Marshals A Long Kiss Goodnight Star Wars: A New Hope Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Doctor Strange League of Extraordinary Gentlemen X-Men: The Last Stand People that are close to me know that I don’t go to the movie theater very much …

Two writing Pieces from my Writing.Com Portfolio

To Love We Reveal Created: June 19th, 2013 at 5:52pm Modified: March 18th, 2017 at 2:29pm Locks — gentle skys! Err rapidly like a rough lock on desire. To love, we revealed. To see, we sought. Cravenly, gamely, barely. We breathe, but only for a while, Cravenly sunny, locks, gently caress my cheek. Why did …