Outside The Chi

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Someone you should know

Here’s an writer that i’ve been following for a while. His name is Pyerse Dandridge. He has an interesting story of doing time in a prison camp. He is now a free man and has written a book about how it was for him while serving his time there. To learn more about Pyerse and his book, click the link below.

Click here to go to his site!


I’ve been dealing with some so called friends lately that don’t associate with me unless I come around them. To me, that doesn’t seem fair. I come to you in your environment but you don’t come to mine to be around me.


When I see these people, I’m always greeted with “I haven’t seen you in a long time” or “Hello stranger”. Keep in mind that these people live close enough to be able to keep in contact or visit me when they feel that havent seen me in a while. I know this may seem petty to some, but it’s annoying to me because I feel if you “miss me” that much, you would put forth some effort to see me without me always having to come to you. I makes me feel like I’m not worth your time and effort. Enough of my ranting, lol, just felt I needed to get this off my chest because it seems more common these days.


I had the unfortunate experience of watching my 50 inch Element flat screen tv melt right before my eyes. I wasn’t expecting it at all because I haven’t heard of such a thing happening to these types of tvs (flat screens/LCD). If I had not noticed what was happening with my own eyes and was able to unplug my tv, something horrible would have happened, like the whole set catching fire therefor setting my apartment on fire. Below is a image that I took of my tv in the area were this occured.

Even though my set is manufactured by Elements Electronics, I noticed through research on the internet that this is happening with other manufactur’s like Samsung. I havent found any other brands that have this issue as of yet (not saying that its not happening with other brands) but I will DO MY HOMEWORK before every buying another tv from ANY brand! Just want to warn all LCD tv owner to keep an eye on thier sets because it looks like a common defect among LCD’s in general, not just a particular brand.

Is it bad to be single?

I’ve been single for a while for my own reasons. I’m not saying that I don’t want to be in a relationship, it’s just that in this time of my life I would not benefit from it. I watched Trent Sheltons video below and he brought up some points that I agree with because those reasons are why I choose to stay single… for now.

What was I thinking?! 😂

I recently went on a trip to the Wisconsin Dells this past week for a mini vacation. The trip was enjoyable for the most part of it, but I decided to try one of their wave pools in Mt Olympus water park called the Poseidon’s Rage. This wave pool has a powerful 9ft wave that comes crashing at down on swimmers every 2 minutes. ​


​  Little did I know that it would throw me all over the place and I have the aches and pains to show for it. I’m not saying that it wasn’t fun, I’m just saying if you aren’t in that great of shape physically, be prepared lol.

As I sit in my hotel room during my recent mini vacation, I get the news that one of my relatives was shot and killled the previous night. This was some shocking news to get as soon as you wake up in the morning. I am still shock after hearing this unfortunate news. I live in a suburb north of Chicago and I frequently hear about shootings on the news all the time. But, when you experience this close to home, it’s surreal.

Over the 43 years I’ve been living on this earth, I’ve seen people come and go as a result of death. This particular death just seem to be unreal because it hits close to home and it’s not a story of someone you didnt know that was killed and broacasted on media and news outlets. You just don’t think this would happen to someone you would know let alone be related to. We have to do better…


Something to Think About

Have to be really careful around people that come into your life…

What’s Going on in this Country?!

As most of us know by now there has been a disaster in the making in Charlottesville. I don’t even have to say what’s going on because it’s all over the news, internet and other media outlets.

From what I am seeing, how is this making America a better place? If anything it’s going to make it worse. I think we should be focused on what’s going on between us and other countries and not fighting amongst each other on our own soil. Right now, we are the laughing stock of the world right now. At this rate, this country is going to fail quickly (not that its not already failing). We talk about what happens in 3rd world countries all the time and we are turning into one!

If we are going to survive as a country, we will have to do better than this. As a person that believes in God, I believe that its going to get worse before it gets better because we are living in the end times. Being that, we are going to have to experience some things before the “better” comes. We didnt know exactly what was going to come to pass, but the way things are going now, it’s coming to life in front of our faces. In order to survive and get past this, we should put our trust in God and not in a man that claims he can “Fix” everything. From what I am seeing, things are not getting fixed, its getting worse!

What ever happens as time progresses, I think a lot of people are going to start turning to Gods way of dealing with things instead of mans because it getting out of control and one human CAN NOT fix what we are about to experience. In closing, I hope more people will turn to God before time runs out, because the way things are going now, it’s coming soon. until  my next post, Be Blessed!

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

5 Signs You Haven’t Fully Healed from Narcissistic Abuse

Found this helpful!


By Eric Charles, MA., PhD-c

It is common for individuals who experience narcissistic abuse to suffer in silence or not even know that they are being abused. Because narcissists are master manipulators, they can be very difficult to spot. Narcissist abuse syndrome is a term used by mental health professionals to describe individuals who have been victimized to the extent that long-term negative effects may seem insurmountable to the victim. Before we can heal, we must identify the signs telling us that healing must be a priority. Here are some of those signs.

1. Trusting again seems impossible
If you are experiencing the effects of narcissistic abuse, chances are you find it difficult to trust others and maybe even yourself. Let’s not assume that the world is a safe and harmonious place. Trust must be earned. However, if you find yourself hiding in isolation, this might be a sign that…

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