As I wrote my old essay a few years ago when I first joined this site, I feel a re-write is deffinantly over due, so here goes. This will take a while, but stick with me please lol. I was born and raised in jackson michigan to a jewish mother and a roman catholic father so my younger years was a tumultuous blend of under handed racism, hate, violence, and at many times... Blood-shed. I witness violence of the most extreme cases against mother at the hands of father, for no better reason than my fathers sexual idenity. See, my father was a closeted homosexual, something frowned upon by both his religion and his family, to which I never really belonged, due to my mother. Long story short, he died, and me and mother where free. We enjoyed a few years, until she too passed and I was sent to live with my fathers parents. Due to clear reasons stated above, I turned to drugs for solice. I went to rehab, where the teachings of the Buddah pulled me out of my drug enduced haze. Now, I'm clean and living life positivly, riding the cosmic waves of the universe. Despite my past, im a loving, caring man and I readily share that with all... Regardless of race, creed, color or sexual orientaion/identity. I will always love you fully, and for no other reason than because your you.