Eight months ago, my life changed forever. I couldnโ€™t tell you what the weather was like that day, what I had for breakfast, or even the first song I heard on the radio before I left the house. In fact, I canโ€™t honestly remember any...

When I was growing up, we had an amazing toy store in our town. It was designed to resemble a medieval castle with multiple floors and took up an enormous portion of a nearby strip mall. You wouldnโ€™t find national toy brands like Mattel or...

Christmas has always been my favorite time of year. For me, it has never been about the money spent, no, itโ€™s about the love and joy you share with those around you. It's about charity and goodwill towards mankind, as the saying goes. Nothing is...

Iโ€™ve seen a lot of things these last few years working security for the Twin Valley Behavioral Center.ย  For all its fancy wording, it is a long-term mental-health facility.ย  Itโ€™s not maximum security or anything, but we still get our fair share of crazy moments...

When I was young, I spent a few years volunteering for a local natural science museum.ย  I worked my way up from general volunteer to reptile handler and eventually to the chemistry department doing all sorts of amazing experiments in live shows geared towards children.ย ...

Iโ€™ve lived in Michigan my entire life. Itโ€™s a beautiful place with endless wonder on land and in the depths beneath the water. I live in a small town, and Iโ€™ve never for a second considered leaving. I never honestly understood that phase people growing...

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