My First Experience with Weed in 18 Years

The last time I touched weed in any form I was a sophomore in college. As difficult as it is to grasp, that was nearly 18 years ago. A child born the night I last smoked pot is now only three years…

Trying to Make 188.2 Billion Slightly More Comprehensible

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According to a recent Forbes article, Jeff Bezos's personal net worth reached as high as $188.2 billion as of July 9, 2020. Now, Amazon stock took a little bit of hit today so it’s probably down from that number. However, I wanted…

I have wanted to write about my most recent road trip for the past week, but something happened that kind of complicated my feelings on the entire trip. Since I returned from the trip two Saturdays ago, we have all learned Gabby Petito’s body was recovered in a dispersed camping…

A few months ago I was hiking a trail I had never done before with a friend. We had just started hiking again so neither of us was in very good shape. I knew the trail was a 6+ mile loop which would be way too much to handle. …

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I am 23 days from returning to my hometown for the first time in more than 5 years. This trip is the main source of stress in my life right now. This is no offense to my family and friends I will see on the trip. Dread is just the…

I wrote my first post about trying marijuana edibles 76 days ago. Two and a half months ago I talked about the responsible use of edibles. Sadly, I learned there is no such thing as responsible use of marijuana. Days later, the “gateway” opened up and I have spent every…

I heard about the My Dad Wrote a Porno podcast a little over a year ago but never had a chance to check it out. Considering it has been out since 2015, I now feel like I am so far behind on so many of Belinda Blumenthal’s sexual escapades. But…

Nearly five years ago, the woman I loved was taken by a psychopath. April 1, 2016, was the last time I saw her. Or for all I know, it was the last time I saw the psychopath. The problem, I have come to discover, was that they both inhabited the…

I don’t actually remember the last time I hiked alone. It was definitely before the pandemic. My best guess is Valentine’s Day 2020 when I took a Friday off to go hiking in White Tanks Regional Park in Phoenix’s west valley. Aside from that, I’ve been hiking only a few…

At least that’s not what the evidence indicates so far

If tomorrow someone produces a journal from the Atlanta spa shooter where he has written “I hate Asians” thousands of times or anything else that legitimately indicates he was, in fact, a white supremacist, I will come back onto my…

James R. Mills

Mental health, emotional wellness, opinion, & travel-focused writer. Writing about my weight struggles, personal growth, and wanderlust.

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