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Why am I Pro-Choice?

I found out that the anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision has just passed us. In honor of this I sat down to think about just why I am pro-choice. Here are the reasons I came up with.

I am pro-choice because…

  • I believe children should have the right to be born to parents that want them.
  • I feel women should have the right to control what substances (birth control, penises, and semen all included) go into and out of their bodies as much as is possible.
  • I think men should be protected from people that would use a pregnancy (fake or real) to trap them in a loveless partnership or marriage.
  • I support the idea that homosexual and non-traditional couples and committed groups should be celebrated for wanting to offer a loving home to unwanted children.
  • I am a human being who believes that the battle for equal rights and treatment is not over.
  • I look to the future instead of clinging to a past steeped in unhelpful traditions and stereotypes.
  • I hope for the continued improvement of civil rights and liberties in the world.
  • I feel that pro-life is often just another way of saying anti-choice or pro-prejudice.
  • I believe that people should think about and discuss difficult topics even at inconvenient or socially “inappropriate” times (for example: Easter dinner)
  • I hope that otherwise close-minded individuals will see this post and stop to think about their own beliefs whether they ultimately change their minds or not.
  • I am pro-choice.

Any questions?

On Focusing

When I try too hard to focus I often find it slipping further away from my metaphorical grasp.

Letting go of the search is key.

It sounds funny to say it, but something I do when I’m having trouble focusing is I get into my “happy place.” Usually that means somewhere with music I enjoy and plenty of background noise.

However, I’m in one of my comfort zones right now and writing this blog post is currently keeping me from starting in on another project that needs my attention. However, I am willing to overlook that fact because I am accomplishing things. My job search has begun and I am writing words. I feel good about myself today…mostly.

After the coffee shop I think I’ll go home, put on some good old punk rock and slam away at my keyboard. It’s better than sucking down more cigarettes or slamming someone with a personal attack for no reason.

Thanks for reading and have an unbelievable day!

~King Pollux AKA Adam KW King~

New Projects

Currently I am doing everything I can to move on from my old projects.

They are, in my mind, firmly in the past. I still have plans for Torn Up By the Roots, so if you’re a reader, please don’t think I’ve abandoned that project. However, for my own health and general well-being I’ve made the decision to move on.

I am reading a book (new to me) that is captivating my attention. For anyone interested it is Parasite by Mira Grant. It is a very good read thus far. I particularly enjoyed the “Meet the Author” page. It has me considering the purchase of a machete for personal protection.

There are several writing projects I am committed to, so for me it is now a matter of choosing which to focus on. An old friend has a large project for me to work on and I’ve committed to doing that. He happens to be the only person I’ve ever actively collaborated with. As the project is rather large and will take some time, I am trying to pace myself but work hard.

Before I spend too much time with this update I think I’ll get to work on that WIP now.

As always, thanks for reading. May your own reading and writing goals be met in 2016!

 

In Earnest,

~King Pollux AKA Adam KW King~

 

P.S. I am now published on inkitt.com (just some poems). Feel free to check things out there as well as on my site here. You can find me under the penname “Lykeios” there, or just click this link: Lykeios at Inkitt

 

First Novel Releases in Digital Format TODAY

Greetings readers!

My first novel, “Torn Up by the Roots,” is now available for purchase in the Kindle store.

It can be found HERE: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B016U60638

 

If you have any questions or a problem please contact me in some way. To those of you whom I have spoken with before: thank you for all your help and encouragement. It has been a long and hard two years and three months working on this book. If you read it, I honestly hope you enjoy it. This is my life’s work right now.

 

As always, thanks for reading!

 

In Earnest,

~King Pollux – Adam KW King~

Of my Grey Path to Color

I have enshrined the future but have not

forgotten my past

My way is clear and the waiting begun

I walk softly

I tread the dimly lit ways in the quiet places

Yet I roar with passion when challenged by man or beast

My guard is strong, my will and wits keenly focused

For I watch the watchers and defend my beloved

The time is here

Quietly I begin to walk

On the edge of grey tides and moonlit shores

Here I walk like the rolls of thunder

And move with the swiftness of the kite

My ego I seek to leave behind in that

Never forgotten past

Of which I still dream

But never again

Shall seek

-Adam KW King AKA Lykeios Orizontas-

King of None

Servant of One

Scribe of my own paths

Chooser of names

Man

Animal

Lover

Sinner

Open-minded seeker

Just a mortal upon the Earth

New Post in my old blog

I had to post on my old “Blogger” blog which is linked at the top of this WordPress blog.

If you want to read it, just click the “Wolf’s Teeth” link above!

Thanks for stopping by!

In Earnest,

~King Pollux – Adam KW King~

New Beginnings

Because I haven’t written anything for the blog in quite some time I thought I should start.

First, I’d like to apologize to Chuck Wendig. I will change my blog’s title ASAP as I am aware that “PenMonkey” is a registered trademark.

I appreciate that you haven’t, as far as I know, sued me yet. However, it is time to ditch your coattails, good sir.

In any event, in the spirit of the season, I am moving forward. As you well know, readers, it is the end of the year.

So, Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and Happy new year! (Also, if you celebrate some other holiday as I do, happy Yuletide season! And yes, I do mean that in the generic sense.) Put simply, happy freaking Holidays!

 

 

 

Started a new blog just for my “wife”

Now, I simply have to find out exactly which email she is currently using.

In any event, that is just for her.

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On the Benefits of Being Your Own Doctor

Who is your Doctor?

Think about it. Really think about it before you read further…

OK. Did you think it through?

Yes?

Good.

Now. What is your Doctor’s name?

Don’t answer publically and do not look it up.

Do you know this person’s first name?

If not. Think again.

Do you know Their last name?

Yes? Good, I expect that most people reading this probably know their primary care provider’s first name.

Oh, you didn’t pick your PCP? Try again from the very top, please.

OK, by now I’m guessing at least some of you have remembered (no cheating) your Doctor’s First name.

Have you?

If you have, please, keep reading.

If not, kindly go back to that step and think again.

OK. So, if you’ve gotten this fair I’m going to guess that your memory is not compromised in some way.

If you aren’t sure what “compromised” means in this context I will gladly explain myself.

Compromised – Altered. Impaired. OR banjaxed. (If you aren’t sure what the third one means, please ignore it.)

Alright, you’re doing just fine. Keep going.

Now, if you think I’m a bit crazy at this point, please feel free to let me know.

If not, thank you for reading this far and please continue.

Next step, you know your Doctor’s First and Last name. Great! (If not, you’re still doing just fine, but your memory may be a slightly impaired. That’s OK, but check with your Doctor the next time you see them just to be sure. Remember, they ARE the Doctor you chose.)

If you feel you did not choose your Doctor, please call the medical center or clinic at which you receive your health services. If that is also your Doctor’s Office then great! Their receptionist can tell you over the phone what your Doctor’s full name is and you should not have to make an appointment. If for some reason they will not give you the full name of that Doctor, take caution, that Doctor may have been assigned to you.

What does that mean?

Thank you for asking.

That is just medical jargon for “You did not Choose Your Doctor.”

If your Doctor has been assigned to you by someone else and you aren’t sure who that was. Throw up a mental red flag. Don’t panic yet, but be careful.

Next question. (Again, be careful about posting ANY personal information here or anywhere on the internet. You don’t know me and I don’t know you. It’s the internet, imagine that people are reading what you write even if you’re pretty sure no one does. SOMEONE, is likely reading your words if they are in the Web.)

Where was I?

Ah yes, the next question.

Have you ever been committed to any institution for mental healthcare treatment?

Think about it carefully.

Have you ever spent a stay in hospital of any kind where you personally had to sign paperwork?

Yes?

I’m going the guess that most people still reading this long post have likely been “committed” to some healthcare facility for at least one reason (that is, for mental healthcare or not) at some point in their lives.

Now, if you’ve never had to sign paperwork at an emergency health services center. Your answer to “Have you ever been committed to any Institution…?” should probably change to yes.

If you still say no to that question go back two questions please and reread the one about being committed for mental healthcare treatment.

I’m going to skip ahead here because I’ve probably lost the TL;DR crowd.

If you now know the answers to all of the questions I’ve asked and you feel comfortable sharing small amounts of personally identifying information, by all means, feel free to do so.

IF you do not feel comfortable doing so and you do know all the answers to those questions, please ask yourself this question.

Are you being watched?

Not to make anyone feel paranoid, but you probably are in one way or another.

By “watched” I Do NOT necessarily mean physically.

What I mean is: can anyone see personal information about you on the internet (This DOES include Social Media. That is: Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and any other website even remotely like that.)

Has anyone EVER known your full name?

If not, I’m starting to feel a little concerned for you.

Now, if you DO feel as though you are being watched AND do not feel comfortable sharing at least your First, Last and middle initial here or anywhere on the internet then I’m hypothesizing that you are either getting a little paranoid or have a VERY good reason not to.

IMPORTANT DO NOT SKIP.

If you DO have a VERY GOOD REASON not to post personally identifying information:

PLEASE. DO NOT start sharing it here.

You are ABSOLUTELY CORRECT in your decision not to share your PII publically.

If, on the other hand you’ve decided you are feeling a bit paranoid then try to relax. Maybe take a break and do something that calms you, whatever that is (so long as it is safe for YOU to do).

So, now, I will repeat a question or two and reword some others.

Who is Your Doctor?

Do You KNOW Your Doctor?

What is this person’s FULL NAME?

Did YOU Choose THIS Doctor?

Do YOU like THIS Doctor?

Do YOU TRUST This Doctor?

If ANY of the answers to these questions is NO…

Throw up a red flag and please, see a new doctor when possible.

DO NOT continue to see a Doctor that YOU DO NOT KNOW.

Most especially, DO NOT CONTINUE TO SEE A DOCTOR YOU DO NOT TRUST.

AGAIN, what do I know? I’m just the person behind the keyboard.

Feel free to call me out or correct me if you feel better.

However, IF You Do:

CAVEAT EMPTOR.

Do you want ME to be your doctor?

Now.

PLEASE.

REREAD

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and share it.

Thank You.

 

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