Category: 18th Amendment

The Nature of War

War is tough, but simple. I have signed up for one war — The War On Terror. Before I knew it, they were arming me with fully automatic weapons, training me to look for and be prepared for terrorists or terrorists incidents, like bombings or shootings. I’m not talking about Iraq or Afghanistan. I’m talking ...

Independent Gangsta

You may or may not have heard about “Original Gangstas,” or “OGs.” These guys are the real deal. The leader. The shot caller. They are usually the oldest, bravest, and craziest. Now, an Independent Gangsta (IG) is a peaceful gangsta. A solo rider half the time, and with backup the other half. Joining a gang ...

War. What Is It Good For?

The time for graduating had come and gone. I was shipped out a short 3 weeks later. The moment of swear-in was of great significance and impact. I don’t remember much, but I do remember these lines: “I, Kevin Charles Wagenseller, do solemnly swear to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of ...

Colorado Trip: New Year’s 2017

Luckily, I was able to convince the wife to let me go alone to Colorado on a real trip for New Year’s. I was able to find a room to rent for the long weekend, and I had many delightful items on the agenda. The trip was uneventful. It wasn’t like a saw a UFO ...

Being 16

Turning 16 was awesome. In the week surrounding my birthday, I got a cell phone, an ’89 S-10, a driver’s license, and a job at AMC Theaters in Humble, Texas. I was “all the way up” and “nothing [could] stop me.” It was also the year I tried alcohol. I liked it almost as much ...

Colorado Trip 2016: Part III

I could see the buildings grow more frequent and taller as I approached Denver. It had already been a productive trip. You should read the first and second blogs to get caught up. I arrived at a gas station, and was able to use the phone to call Tyler and my wife, Jen. We were able to coordinate a ...

“Obsessed” with Weed #OpenYourEyes #TheyLive #YouDontFuckingKnowMe

I have received several critiques over the last year or two. One that particularly troubles me is that I am “obsessed” with weed, or that I am allowing it to destroy my life. Now, I can understand how one could draw that conclusion just by taking a casual glance at my life. However, I am ...