Posts by Rick Clemons

315: Older, Wiser, Better, Bolder – Jack Tracy

What happens when you don’t date in high school, because you have to keep your crushes and dating life hidden because you are gay? For starters you end up missing out on all the crazy high school relationships your straight classmates went through as teens, and then suddenly as adults you’re faced with being the…

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Could misguided masculinity be causing college dropout rates?

College graduation rates suck! On average only 59% of students who start college finish. Do the math. That means dropout rates are 41%. Many factors feed these statistics. Lack of pre-college preparation. Fear of amassing tons of student debt. Pressure of being a first generation college student. Overcrowding of classrooms with no personal attention. Depression,…

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314: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – You Created This Sh*T

I know some of you are probably going to balk at this. Go ahead. Balk, balk, balk. But the truth is, most sh*t in life is short-lived and self-created. Think about it. When stuff happens, it was because of something you did, or allowed yourself to blow out of proportion, and then when it was…

314: Getting To Hell Yes – Alexandra Jamieson and Bob Gower

Living life on your terms, making your bold moves, not settling for the status quo, all require one thing…a strong Hell Yes to give yourself, or others permission to make shit happen. But how do you get there? What do you do to overcome the fears and anxieties? How do you navigate those deep, deep…

313: Conscious Awakening Through The Eyes of Children – Andrew Newman

Wake up. Wake up. Wake up. How many times have you heard those words said to you when you were a child, by your parent. Or, how often have you said that to your own child? But, in this day and age, with the wisdom of consciousness, mindfulness, and being present and being WOKE is…

311: The Closet of Single Parenthood: A Bold Choice – Emma Brockes

Sure. Parenthood is a choice for most of us. Except for those unexpected surprises. But when you finally decide, there’s no time like the present, even if you are about to peak out of the 30-something years, find yourself single, and flirting with the early stages of a same-sex relationship, your decision to be a…

310: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – No Penetration, Does Matter

If you haven’t heard, the Catholic Church is having some problems. Overtly sexual indiscretion problems. Hey it happens. But it shouldn’t. This really isn’t new, news with the church, but what took me and others aback was the Catholic Leagues Presidents’ – Bill Donohue – to the Grand Jury finding of abuse of in Pennsylvania.…

308: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – Sh*t is Short-Lived and Self-Created

I know some of you are probably going to balk at this. Go ahead. Balk, balk, balk. But the truth is, most sh*t in life is short-lived and self-created. Think about it. When stuff happens, how of it was because of something you did, or allowed yourself to blow out of proportion, and then when…