There's a lot to be said about someone who reaches another year older in this day and age. I'm surprised I haven't died yet, and with all the insanity that happens in this world. With so much pain and anger in this world, it's almost hard to imagine that. Maybe when you get older, that's when the cynicism kicks in? I'm moving towards a state of maturity that I'm afraid of. Thirty-seven years old, and to think twenty years ago, I was seventeen filled with hopes and dreams, and I can feed myself, dress, and work. But I write the books I love to write, and I have this site and you all in my life. If that makes any sense to you, I like you even more. So what have I learned so far with my time on this planet? That life is funny, and usually, things don't go the way you planned them. I've lived in many places, and there's nothing really to say about this city's living conditions depending on how much you have. There are some real nightmarish places in this city as well. Sure, life hasn't gone the way I hoped it to, but in the end, there's nothing more than memories that flood my mind every so often, but that's life for yeah. Death lingers around us every day and when it's our time, then so be it, just go peacefully, and your reward will be forever greater. I'm sitting down in my comfy chair, typing this out. Thinking about what I'll do today, I most likely write and watch good horror movies like the original "Dawn of the Dead." I'm thankful for all of you in my life. It's not easy for me to say this, but if it wasn't for you fine people, then I don't know just what would have happened to me. With that being said, go out and enjoy your day. Let's hope peace will someday be a reality.