I Just Wanted To Be Loved

“I want God to come/And take me home
‘ Cause I’m all alone/ In this crowd Who are you to me/Who am I supposed to be Not exactly sure anymore./Where’s this going to Can I follow through/Or just follow you For a while/Does anyone ever get this right?” – ‘The Vampires of Time and Memory’, Queens... Continue Reading →

The Truth About Living On Borrowed Time

This piece was originally posted on Nicole Lyon's website, The Lithium Chronicles  in April 2017.  Thank you very much Nicole for this opportunity. You can check Nicole out on her website The Lithium Chronicles, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I’m not good right now I’m not well at all But here I am! Right over here I’m still alive... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year

2016 has been an interesting year of the good, the bad, and everything in between. I am fortunate to start 2017 with mental stability and clarity. It is a blessing that is really hard to put into words. For me, this coming year is going to be a really bizarre year of uneasy optimism. Although... Continue Reading →

Where I Was on September 11th

Originally posted 11 September 2015 on my website here. ---------------------------------------------------------- Today is September 11th, 2016. Fifteen years ago was the worst day in American history. Nearly 3,000 innocent people lost their lives in the greatest terrorist attack on American soil. And I remember it like it was yesterday. It was September 11th, 2001. I just started my... Continue Reading →


This piece, originally called "Masks", was posted on the Hasty Words website in June 2016 as a part of her amazing #BeReal series. Thank you very much Hasty for this opportunity. You can check Hasty out on her website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and her new website Fearing Crazy.  -------------------------------------------------------------------------- #BeReal - Peter M. Olsen MASKS Masks We... Continue Reading →

I Just Dont Know What To Say

I woke up Sunday morning to hear that 50 people were killed and 53 people were injured  at the hands of someone with an assault rifle and a handgun late Saturday night in an Orlando, Florida gay nightclub called Pulse. Gun violence has become an all too common occurrence in the daily American landscape. Since the... Continue Reading →

Will You Remember Me When I Die?

“I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.” - Corazon Aquino

 Will you remember me when I die? Have I left a big enough footprint on the world during my life that I will be remembered after I die? This thought has overwhelmed me of late. I try to shake... Continue Reading →

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