Over the years, I have written quite a number of articles, essays, and poems – some of which I did not have the foresight to save, others of which still exist that I wish did not. My grandmother had this one saying, to never put things down in writing lest they one day be used against you. I’ve ended up doing that to myself, and yet I still continue to write. The following is a smattering of pieces I am okay having my name attached to.