About Because I am Here

My world, no matter how big or small, will be better because I am here.

I try to follow the golden rule of writing: Never write anything I wouldn’t read myself. I hope that this blog is infused with incurable confidence that my efforts can make my sphere of influence—my world—better. I believe that I can fulfill my responsibilities as a husband, father, brother, and citizen through thoughtfulness and hard work.

These titles, “Husband,” “Student,” “Friend,” “Citizen,” “Brother,” and others grant me the authority to exercise my God-given power to change my world. I am keenly aware that in the Parable of the Talents, I am the servant who has been given five. With many of the advantages of life at my fingertips, my responsibility is to return with a full ten talents.

  1. #1 by Rosemarie Johnson on March 28, 2010 - 3:58 pm

    Very interesting. I have a question about privacy. Kind of. Our next door neighbors have been harassing us for the past three years. Their latestic antic was to turn us in a drug dealers, meth manufacturers to the County Task Force. Two detectives came last week to search our house. I let them do so without a warrant but felt very violated because none who knows us would ever accuse us of such a thing. The fact is that the neighbors made everything up, intentionally, to harass us. Now it is on record that our home was searched by the Drug Task Force. I think that the Task Force needs to hold our neighbors accountable for intetionaly giving out false information. Rather than stealing our identity, they are ruining it. Can anything be done?

  2. #2 by E.N. on July 20, 2010 - 9:51 am

    I was given your name by a friend (DCPHP member) who attended one of your talks at Fathom Creative. He thought you may be able to help in my current situation.

    I’m a graphic design freelancer who’s client is refusing to pay. We have a signed contract & on 4 separate occasions over the past 3 months I have sent the client the invoice stating that payment is overdue. Recently, I have come to find that the client is using the work on such social media sites as Facebook & Groupon, as well as using the work for other elements in her business (A-frames, business cards, etc.)

    My question is do I need to get representation or could I defend myself in small claims court? I’m currently looking into filing a small claim but I think I deserve a portion of the profits she made off of her Groupon deal (that went to the entire Baltimore subscribers) plus the money she owes me for the work I’ve done. Do you have any advice?

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