Take Time

Forget email. Have you ever received a handwritten card or letter in the mail?  Just yesterday, I opened my mailbox and discovered a card from a good friend. She took the time to write by hand, even though she has my email, and it was a very refreshing change.   After all, the medium is the…

Positive Force DC

If you live in or near Washington DC, and would like to be a part of something bigger than yourself, check out Positive Force DC. Positive Force DC is an activist collective seeking radical social change, personal growth, and youth empowerment. We organize benefit and free concerts, art shows, film screenings, protests, and educational events…

Links You’ll Love

I don’t ‘give back’ to the community nearly as much as I should.  It’s always “look at me me me!”     I spend a lot of time cruising the internet, obsessing over certain websites, searching for information, stalking my ex’s…you name it.  In that time, I’ve found a few wwws that stand out from the rest.  …

Running Out of Time (to spend eff’ing off)

I have ADD.  If you don’t believe in that, more power to you.  Of course, it is over-diagnosed and over-sensationalized.  ADD is not an excuse to act like an a$$.   It is possible to get a grip over things like interrupting people when they are talking, even unmedicated.    Just be quiet and wait for silence….

Good Things are Coming Your Way

Spread the good that you can do.  Choosing the light over the dark = winner.   The bad things you could be focusing on will dissapear as you let the light shine.  It’s really quite magical. Ok, I’ll just go ahead and say it:  I have a crush on Charlie Sheen.  From afar.  I think the…

Free Advice: Looking for a Traditional Housewife

To:    79sparrows@gmail.com Date:  Sept 30, 2010 Good evening.  My name is Gustavo.  Maybe you could point me in the right direction.  I’m a 39 year old man, single, and easy on the eyes.  I’ve never had a problem scoring with the ladies, but keep striking out when it comes to locking down ‘Miss Right.’  My…

internet junkmail

TO:  79sparrows@gmail.com 9/27/2010 Hey it’s JJ, your favorite old fart.    I’ve been receiving US Postal mailings since I was 12, and I’m 69 this December,  so do the math.  I remember when junk mail didnt even exist.  Now I open the mailbox and it’s all junk and a few bills.  Anyway I’ve only been using…

Boundaries: Strip Clubs

I usually keep my mouth shut about strip clubs and the men who go to them.  If you’ve never been to a strip club, it is a place where women walk around semi-nude and also “dance” for dollars.  Depending on the quality of the club, lap dances may be available along with “other services” in…

From a Reader

TO:  79sparrows@gmail.com Date:  09/24/10 Hey Sparrows, I used to read your Xanga page when you blogged over there back when it was cool.  My sister told me you blog here now,  and to be honest I didnt know if I would read it.  No offense but your stuff used to depress the hell out of…

Free Advice: Monkey on My Back

 “All I wanted was to control you, myself and everything else.”– Quote on addiction To: 79sparrows@gmail.com I’m 32/f , residing in Pekin, Illinois.  Wouldn’t mind hearing your take on this: I’ve felt like shit ever since I can remember.  Amongst depression/anxiety, I also have struggled with addiction.  The past month has been the worst.  I’m…

Free Advice: Update from JJ

To:  79sparrows@gmail.com Date: 09/21/10  JJ reporting in.  Thanks for the insight, {link},  I still read the ‘real’ Washington Post everyday.  Who needs to check the internet every 10 minutes to see what’s going on in the world?  Sometimes not knowing right away makes life more fun.  I’m not trying to say the younger generations have…

Free Advice: The Working Girl

To:  79sparrows@gmail.com Date:  09/20/10  Your site is pretty cool.  I am an 18 year old female from Ohio.  I graduated high school this past May, and don’t know what to do.  I am so glad to be out of school because most of it sucked, but now that my whole life is ahead of me, I’m…