Masked Monsters & Kept Women

I know a man who once threw a meat cleaver at his sister and nearly split her skull open. He regularly beats and intimidates his wife of twenty-five years and cheats on her. He smokes and drinks excessively, gambles, and occasionally leers at young girls. I am disgusted by the fact that I’m related to this…

Growing Up Poor – Life Lessons Pt. 1

TL;DR; I grew up dirt poor and learned a lot of hard life lessons.     When my family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada, in the 90s, we spent the first year and a half living in the same building as drug dealers, prostitutes, and other seedy types. It was a moldy, decrepit building on the…