Culture of Blame: Do you blame yourself or others?

By Millicent Sykes When you think about blame, what scenarios come to mind? Do you think about how your husband forgot to pick up milk from the grocery store? Do you think of how your girlfriend drank too much wine when she was out with the girls? Do you think about politicians who evade theContinue reading “Culture of Blame: Do you blame yourself or others?”


By Millicent Sykes A petite sirah attempting to find meaning in a world celebrating hedonism, superficial beauty, and the quest for treasure. Attempting to communicate the thoughts, emotions, and experiences which have haunted my essence, hoping to find commonality among others and a sense of understanding. Concaving into myself attempting to find my own understandingContinue reading “Disorientation”

The Truest Words

By Millicent Sykes The ones that cut deep, to the core The words we say to ourselves when no one is listening Words, phrases that our inner being attempts to dispel A judgement we hold and hope no one sees A message our behavior attempts to prove wrong When echoed by others, our insecurity isContinue reading “The Truest Words”


By Millicent Sykes A phrasing of love A way of stating acknowledgment of one’s existence, of one’s value, and of one’s importance Sometimes that external factor can be significant to the one who currently feels empty, numb, and vacant Pedaling through life filled with mediocrity, mundanity, and repetition Having a serendipitous moment of excitement, spontaneity,Continue reading “Validation”

Reality v Fantasy

By Millicent Sykes Does it suck so much that there is a need to escape? Most would say yes.. Substance use, technology, movies, books, work, embodying a decadent life It sure does look like a fun why to experience time ticking Straying from categorizing addictions, and instead moving toward comprehension Boredom seeps in and theContinue reading “Reality v Fantasy”

Feature Story: Meeting the Artist

Time to discover an artist who is utilizing their vision and perspective to create. Who are you and what’s your brand? I’m Diego Flores, a Brazilian artist based in San Diego and my brand is… myself. I’m currently a tattoo artist and applying ink on skin is my medium hahaha, but I like to thinkContinue reading “Feature Story: Meeting the Artist”


By Millicent Sykes and Charlie Taylor How do you decide to define yourself? For some of my identifiers, they don’t go away no matter how hard I try An absurdity of behavioral responses and conceptualization of understanding “I’m checking out of your soap opera” I’m deciding to live the life I destined to be trueContinue reading “Identification”

What does it mean to have a Free Mind?

By Millicent Sykes Intrusive thoughts encompassing the mind Figuring out how to feel, what to think, how to behave It’s exhausting Why not be free, embrace the moment, free the mind To be blessed can sometimes be correlated with control Having ownership with our destiny can feel comforting, however not always a possibility What ifContinue reading “What does it mean to have a Free Mind?”