There Once Was a Poetry Book Titled “The Princess Saves Herself in this One”

The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace, published through Createspace, is a haunting exploration of the abused woman transforming into a survivor. The succinct, powerful style follows the narrative of a young girl (potentially the author) as she experiences various tragedies throughout Read More …

NDPL Cries Crisis

(Editor’s Note: This piece was originally intended for publication in November). Hundreds of people are gathered in peaceful protest, in hopes that their efforts will halt construction through sacred grounds. Some members of a Native American tribe form prayer circles during the protest, praying that Read More …

An Open Letter to Trump Supporters

Congratulations. Your candidate won. In lieu of this, I hope you’ve prepared a speech to the women, LBGTQ+, and minorities in your life as to why they don’t matter. Countless times, to be President, Trump has painted himself as a misogynist, saying things such as Read More …

Is Pre-Ordering Ruining the Gaming Industry?

If you’re like me and spend hours of your life surfing the internet for various cat videos, funny pictures, and the best memes, you’re sure to have run across the issue people have with pre-ordering. Whenever a new game comes out—our expectations sky high and Read More …

[Review] BzzAgent: International Delight Simply Pure BzzCampaign

What’s the latest Bzz? It’s International Delight’s Simply Pure Coffee Creamer BzzCampaign! Find out what this Pretty Nerdy Mama thought about it! Read More …

Life Lessons: Rape, the Surrounding Stigma, and Your Choice

“Never sacrifice your needs and wants based on someone else’s sexual agenda. You’re numero uno.” The topics of rape and rape culture are very mainstream issues these days. Women and men raging out against it in order to fight the stigma; both genders raging against Read More …

Stanford Rape Case: A True Example of Rape Culture in America

    “You don’t know me, but you’ve been inside me, and that’s why we’re here today.” At this point on social media, most people have undoubtedly caught the story of Brock Turner, a man who was discovered raping an unconscious and intoxicated woman behind Read More …

On Shouting Liberty: Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous

  This past weekend, while most people near Indianapolis were getting ready for the race, I packed up my road bags and sped south to the little city of Vincennes to participate in the Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous for the second year in a row. Just like Read More …

Bathroom Boogeymen and Feel Good Legislation

One of the favorite pastimes of legislators and other public officials is making up problems and offering expensive solutions to them on the taxpayer’s dime. It’s not a bad racket. It certainly gets them out of doing an honest day’s work for a little longer. Read More …

I Went to a Trump Rally and All I Got Was a Headache

I wasn’t aware that Donald Trump was deciding to come to Indiana until the night before the rally. I had some free time before work and it sounded attractive in the same way an out of control dumpster fire in Terre Haute captivated me for an Read More …

Walt’s Soapbox: Dispatch from the Equality Revolution

Our Editor-in-Chief, Faren Coday, posted a brief piece from me the other day about the situation in North Carolina. The state legislature there is spending $42,000 a day to stop a non-discrimination ordinance in the city of Charlotte. The session was called for by Lt. Read More …

Billionaire Bloodlust: The Violent Campaign of Donald J. Trump

“Blood in the streets runs a river of sadness Blood in the streets it’s up to my thigh Yeah the river runs red down the legs of a city The women are crying red rivers of weepin’” -Jim Morrison Six months ago, like most political Read More …

Walt’s Soapbox: Religious Freedom to Abuse, Maim, and Kill

The rallying cry for conservatives these days is “Religious Freedom”; every GOP Presidential candidate has made it a point to bring up their dedication to this concept, and of course our own Governor Pence has made it a priority in his administration. But what exactly Read More …

Walt’s Soapbox: Battle of New Hampshire

It was around 7:00 PM when I woke up from an ill-advised nap. It had been somewhat of an off-beat day; no nearby substitute teaching gigs for the new job. But I still had the New Hampshire primary to look forward to. I lit a Read More …

Walt’s Soapbox: Breakdown on the Rainbow Road

“Move over for a damage case…” –Motorhead I had done two rallies back-to-back, and upon getting home from work, I saw that SB 66, the “Super RFRA” bill, died in committee at the statehouse yesterday. And then I immediately switched to the live feed of Read More …

Walt’s Soapbox: Notes from the First Rally of a Long Cold Winter War

“Don’t they ever have to worry?Don’t you ever wonder why?It’s a part of me that tells youOh, don’t you ever, don’t ever say die!” –Black Sabbath I was standing on the statehouse steps, wrapped up my leather jacket and flannel shirt, waving the Trans Colors, Read More …

Walt’s Soapbox: I Can Show You My Favorite Obsession

“Only way to feel the noise is when it’s good and loudSo good I can’t believe it, screamin’ with the crowdDon’t sweat it, get it back to youDon’t sweat it, get it back to youOVERKILL, OVERKILL, OVERKILL!” –Motorhead It was around 6:35 in the evening. I Read More …

Walt’s Soapbox: The Governor’s Short-term Memory Loss

I want you to think back.. To a long time ago.. Say, ten months back. To March 2015. I know it’s a hard time to remember. It was ages ago.. Well, back in those days, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed Indiana SB 101.  Known as the Religious Read More …

Walt’s Soapbox: How to Make a Radical

You know, you always hear conservatives gnashing their teeth about liberal college professors indoctrinating their students with commie ideas. And they would probably point to me as a prime example of what their talking about, I have a college degree (in English/Creative Writing, i.e. “a Read More …