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 →

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 →


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 →

A Bit of Prose: I Am…..

This was originally posted May 11th, 2014 on my blog site. I am reposting this for World Bipolar Day. 5.7 million people in the United States, about 2.7 percent of the population, have bipolar disorder. Although our labels may say clinical mood disorder, rapid-cycle bipolar, or schizoaffective disorder, this diagnosis does not define us. For... Continue Reading →


This was originally posted on the Hasty Words website. Thank you very much Hasty for this opportunity. You can check Hasty out on her website and Twitter at the provided links. You can also check her out on Facebook and Instagram.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Bit Of Prose: HER SILENCE I have no poetry No song No creative thought... Continue Reading →

This is Why Love and Marriage are a Big Lie

This was originally written for a guest blog opportunity posted on the Rachel From The OC website. Thank you Rachel Thompson for this awesome guest blogging opportunity, as well as some writing advice. For more information regarding Rachel’s media company, Bad Redhead Media, or her website and social media, please visit the provided links. This... Continue Reading →

The Day That I Survived Suicide

Trigger warning: Suicide, depictions of self-injury. This is a very raw, honest account of my suicide attempt in mid-2012. These are thoughts and feelings I had in the moments leading up to my suicide attempt. If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide and/or self-injury, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline... Continue Reading →

Never Forget 9/11

"No day shall erase you from the memory of time." - Virgil Today is September 11th, 2015. Fourteen 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.... Continue Reading →

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