Falling Star


Giving any type of drug to a woman in order to have sex with her, against her will is wrong.  There is no if, and, or, but, about that fact.  Actually giving a drug to any person to have sex with them against their will is wrong referring to both moral and illegal behavior. Like […]

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PaisleyPerspective Turns 5!


WOW! Five years ago, January 1, 2011 PaisleyPerspective blog was launched.  The idea was formed out the need to do something worthwhile.  I was unemployed and in between seeking a new job or means of income, I decided it was time to start my own blog.  Prior to PaisleyPerspective.com, I contributed to a political blog.  […]

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My 2015 Year in Review


Everyone’s year in review is a personal experience.  I am leaving the biggest news stories ‘year in review’ for the media outlets.  My year involved me growing and branching out as a poet.  I didn’t complete all task I set before me regarding an activist memoir but I did well with my poetry. My year […]

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My Kind of Town


C is for Corruption…C is for Chaos…C is for Chicago! I am a Chicago native born, raised, and educated including undergrad and post-grad studies.  I still love my hometown.  Those who have moved away usually have done so because of reasons that are not specific to the city.  Well unless you count tons and tons […]

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Beyond World Borders


“Put brain in gear before putting mouth in motion.” This was one of my father’s favorite sayings.  Yes, he could have said, “Think before you speak.”  However, the words he used created a clear visual picture.  Truly engaging your brain and organizing your thoughts prior to speaking is a skill that not everyone posses.  Responses […]

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Favorite Teachers


Teachers are the mortar of society. A good teacher helps to bind knowledge within us. Excellent teachers allow us to ask “why?” and then allow us to think through to our own conclusion(s). When we veer off the path a good teacher will guide us back and orientate us in the right direction.

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Pressures of Perfection


What doesn’t kill you…makes you not dead. Oh you thought I was going to say what doesn’t kill you…makes you stronger. Well sometimes that is not the case. There are situations that people make it through and wish they were dead. My life has not been perfect but I’ve overcome various obstacles in my path. […]

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Who Was Chuck Taylor?


OMG! Say it ain’t so! Converse the company behind the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker, started selling the new Chuck Taylor II today.  Why change something that has worked for 100 years?  Well while my brain thinks it’s a bad idea…my feet are saying thank you. I have yet to try a pair of […]

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