OK. So, “misplaced boy,” what’s that about? Well, let me put it this way:
I’m a California native living in the south.
A liberal living in a very red state.
A social worker currently working at a large department store (that we are going to call WeownyouMart) for slightly over minimum wage.
A self-described “Christian but” * currently attending a Southern Baptist church. Why? Because the people there love me.
Most challenging of all, I’m 2500 miles away from my five year old daughter.
Why am I here? Because my life fell apart and I had to reach out to my family for help.
How did I get here? Well you don’t want me to tell you everything all at once do you?
This here blog will serve a few different purposes: First of all, it will give me an opportunity to test my writing chops in front of a live audience. Regarding that I welcome your comments and will post all of them unless they are racist or excessively scatological.
Also, because I firmly believe that everyone has the right to my opinion, it will also be a place where I will expound on topics that are important to me such as religion, politics, popular culture, and monkeys.
Most importantly, it will serve as the first draft of the story that I am living through. My journey through mental illness, homelessness, helplessness, and (I hope) redemption. A story about a misplaced boy. Not lost…just misplaced. A boy who is learning how to bloom where he’s planted. I hope that my story will give hope to others who are also going through trying situations.
I just have to make sure it has a happy ending.
* As in, “I’m a Christian but I’m not a Republican.”
“I’m a Christian but I’m open to the possibility that God may have used an evolutionary process while creating the earth.”
“I’m a Christian but I don’t believe that all gays are automatically going to hell.”