My First Time… at an AA Meeting.

I had to write a paper on an evaluation of a collective ritual for an anthropology. Some people did birthday parties, some people did some other boring activities that do not take you out of your comfort zone. I decided to go to an AA meeting. I’ll admit that the popular television show Scandal influenced my choice. My experience wasn’t like the one we experienced when we went to the AA meeting with Huck.

This experience has sparked a turn in my life. I like to be comfortable. Comfortable isn’t living. So, twice a month, I will be reporting ‘My First Time…’ doing something out of my comfort zone. :)

To the experience!

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The Dance

***If you don’t play the music, you won’t understand my already weird stream of consciousness mind process. Read VERY slowly, read with the music. I’ve noted the times of where you should be. Every time I hear this song, I can see a play of a scene of a play in my head… and this is it.***

I stand still and feel the music wrap around my body and can tell this will be like no other dance.

Today, I will dance what I feel..

Today, I will dance what’s in my heart…

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I can see you, I can hear you..

but if I reach for you, I can’t feel you.

I follow the sound of your voice and I can hear the lingering and the fear..

but no matter how close I get.. you’re never there.

We don’t have to speak what’s known..

I can look in your eyes and tell I’m home…

Stop hiding in glimmers of light.. let me admire you for what you are…

Step out of the darkness and feel the warmth of the light.

You no longer have to fight.. give in to your body and soul,

give in to what’s right..

I can dance with your shadow for as long as you please,

but the night only lasts for so long…

West Virginia Teen Being Reasonably Punished


Wrote the following decision for this case. Seeing as though this case is being sensationalized and is controversial, I thought I’d share it.

Read up on the case in the link below. New facts and opinions are developing everyday so it’s on yourself to keep current.

then read these statures:

WEST VIRGINIA CRIMINAL CODE §61-5-17. Obstructing officer; fleeing from officer; making false statements to officer; penalties; definitions.

(a) Any person who by threats, menaces, acts or otherwise, forcibly or illegally hinders or obstructs, or attempts to hinder or obstruct, any law-enforcement officer, probation officer or parole officer acting in his or her official capacity is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $50 nor more than $500 or confined in jail not more than one year, or both fined and confined.

Logan County Schools’ dress code, which is posted on the school system’s website, prohibits clothing and accessories that display profanity, violence, discriminatory messages or sexually suggestive phrases. Clothing displaying advertisements for any alcohol, tobacco, or drug product also is prohibited.

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