I do not step out and acknowledge many things so this is an auspicious day. I even cleaned up to receive the. award. Thank you to my #almamater#michiganstateuniversity for the award of #humanitarian efforts for the #shortfilm#musicvideo - #Thesecolors (on #youtube now) and the song #tightrope which has brought awareness to the plight of opportunity rehabilitation / justice in the US legal system nationwide. The video was blessed to become a viewing tool for the underage that toured the Midwest and country helping enlighten others to the circumstance. To be acknowledged in love and see a continued support in my quest to make the world a better place through entertainment is truly a blessing. To the wonderful people of MSU who cared when my wife passed, cared when I made controversial art and cared when the academy awards denied the project because it didn't fit an agenda, I thank you. To those who love and care for me across social media, I have worked through my demons and over the next two weeks, myself #DOA and #pirate13nation and finally, to all those who value art, love, God, Universe and yourself, my commitment is to be a soldier of good in the fight against a system that wants to control us. I love you all. Thank you.
I apologize to those on my blog but my phone is having a difficult time accessing the app. I do promise to work on here more in the near future as the music and #pirate13nation begin the assault on the world in mid April. I thank all of you for the thousands of likes, followers and new faces internet wide. We are a testament to the fight against the control system and how if you work your ass off and have talent, even the machine cannot stop goodness. When you LIKE / SHARE / FOLLOW any of my or the pirate 13 nation's material you are giving to a charity in some ways. The Charity of Free Thought and acknowledgement you want more than what those with money can force on you. I understand many of you were disappointed that I stepped away from the system years ago, left the label and lost the multitude of promotion dollars that come with contract but I was creating it all anyway, why should they be able to take credit. This fight is a new fight. A 21st century fight for justice. I am now THE PIRATE KING and through PIRACY I WILL SUCCEED in taking back what was rightfully mine in the first place. I am the KING of ALT. ROCK. It is only a matter of time before it returns and when it does, I will use that power to NOT buy big houses or cars or retain pu##y, instead you will see the Pirate Nation at hospitals, events, donating and serving the one true universal cause that matters which is love. If you share my work, please write me and show me. Please let me know you are out here fighting the fight along with me. I cannot see and know everything and what you may take as being ignored may be my energy cannot see yours so please tell me, I would like to see. I love each and every soul that exists and I appreciate those who have been so very patient while I battle my demons. That is over now and it truly is time to begin. Click the link in the bio and follow my profiles AND the pirate 13 nation before it kicks off. I thank you for your time and as always, it's A PIRATE'S LIFE FOR ME, baby!
Updated: Dec 19, 2020
Hello to all of my friends across the inter-web! Although I am two days into the concept, I am happy to announce "Live at 5" where no matter where I am I will go live to speak to everyone who will listen in the attempt at creating a like minded community of wonderful and unique souls who share their own content and thoughts with other in a "grow
community" type of approach, recruit other scoundrels to the newly formed and quickly growing #pirate13nation spread the word on self help topics such as #Lawofattraction #TheUniverse and other self-loving self-motivational thoughts that can only assist in creating a better / heathier self for you and the world at hand. I look forward to having other artists, scientists, self-help professionals and anyone trying to grow and meet other like-minded motivated people who not only want to grow their online community but their friendships and life overall. In two days #LiveAt5 already has seen a number of wonderful
souls stop by and share. The future is so exciting and along with driver seat motivation and thought of the day, #LiveAt5 is just another example of how www.diaryofanoutlaw.com and myself truly want to make a difference in the world. I will include the first two episodes below and I will see you today @ 5pm EST.
The pebble has been dropped in the ocean and now sit back and watch those ripples go from waves into a tsunami. I will see you today @ 5pm EST for the next edition of #Liveat5
Love & Spanks,
The last few days have been filled with interesting revelations for me personally. I have been watching some of the best and worst in humanity showing itself. I have witnessed men stepping up and choosing love over hate, women loving their children, art healing and even marriage chosen for money over love. Through this madness of seasonal delusion and beauty, I wake up today with one iron clad thought. No matter WTF goes on in this crazy world, I refuse to be two things: Heartless and Boring.
I could take this quick group of words and spin them into a murky blend of word salad that just talks shit and really doesn't accomplish a damn thing, so, unlike many writings I creep online, I will not expel worthless fodder. Instead today, I will get specific, on-point/off-point and true to my style...
Tell it like it is:
What will be the topic of the human condition I speak on this writing? It is simple, I want to tell you there is a difference between being confident and conceited. In this Rockstar Life, and the lessons I have learned, it just seems (at this time in our society) to be mucho import-ante.
The internet and smallness of community created by being able to reach the world at the touch of a keypad has also created an ENORMOUS evolution in narcissistic behavior which I will not turn this writing into a bitch-fest. To the contrary, I believe in manifesting a good vibe through positive thought, affirmation and being grateful, so, just being able to share this with all of you begins my manifestation because I am grateful to know you all...
Being confident it seems, it really more of an #oldschool thought process because the ability to be confident in one-self is placed in self-value but more over, the time put in to learn, earn, grow and be grated the respect to be confident through actually earning said respect through hard work and dedication. Cocky, although be it a time-honored bad tradition, seems embraced by a newer generation who believe they deserve respect by birth and not earning the right to be respected.
I ask: Is the superbowl won by just claiming the win or earning it? Do riches come (not just monetary) by birth only or earning said value through time honored hard work, learning and rising of soul and intelligence?
Most likely you will say they are earned not just given...
With this said, the difference between cocky and confident is said self-truth, knowledge, grace and dignity. This is why cockiness is for children and true confident is left to the adults who understand the difference.
My #pirate13nation filled with good people and loving hearts, you know what I am saying here. We are good and loving people. We are pirate's because we may be children at heart but do-gooding, good hearted human beings who just walk a different path. I will not spend countless hours explaining this one because we all know, to be in the club you have to earn a spot not just claim it.
Gentlemen, woman want to confident man, not a cocky child. Women, men want a strong and good hearted woman, not a lost child. You know who would want this type of person? Narcissists, manipulators and other children.
Today, be good to yourselves. Be confident and go out into the world earning your spot with confidence. I will use the following text from my confident soul to give example of how we will walk out into this weeks journey:
Today, I am confident and good-hearted person who always tries to do the right thing, even when the challeges are difficult. I may fall short at times but when the sun comes up on another day, I will rectify said situation and rise. To those who didn't see my value, I will show you my end result. To those who questioned loving me, I am not mad at you but I see the others you are left with and feel bad that you could not see how much I shine. To those i will love in the future, stay safe I am coming and to the world at large, just know that I will work to make this a better place, even though I may carve my unconventional path through pirate-like measure, you will know my name before my last breathe, you can count on that. I say this with a quiet but confident pride and dignity. That is why I will always walk with my head high and while cocky children may use and abuse the world, I am proud to be one of the confident masses that exists to not only clean up there ignorant mess but leave the room cleaner. This I say with confidence and because of this, I know I can be or achieve anything I want in this world. I am success. I am love. I am an example.
but most of all...
I am me and...
I am confident that is enough.
Love & Spanks,
When you look in the mirror, who do you see? Is it the person you truthfully think or a mask you keep? Are you happy with who you are or is there work to do? Are you at peace with all that you have been through or are there still bricks to lay on the road? When I look in the mirror, I can only come up with one true answer and that is how very grateful I am for my life.
In this spirit, myself and Joseph Wilner list 13 blessings you may be overlooking about life:
I’m sure there has been much pain in your life. You have probably had extreme ups and downs, and times of emotional, spiritual, and physical unrest. This is why gratitude can be one of the most difficult virtues to uphold.
We forget that gratitude is not only about our accomplishments, what we have, or the good fortune we experience, but that gratitude comes from simply being a person alive in the world. There are many blessings in disguise that aren’t always apparent to us, and many of these blessings are afforded to us simply for being alive! As long as we have life, we can learn to be grateful for it, and uncover our unique human blessings despite the hardships.
Below are some broad and general blessings that you may have overlooked:
Through life we have so many opportunities to grow as a person and gain greater awareness and understanding of ourselves and world around us. This is a true blessing. Learning from our mistakes and growing from experiences is a part of the gift of life. Recognize how fortunate we are to be able to grow spiritually and reflect on our own existence in order to reach greater contentment.
As human beings we have been blessed to able to give and serve others. We can do kind things for other people, or altruistically help another person in need, and we can get this same behavior reciprocated to ourselves. Taking an approach to give back what we have been given and help others feel better is a wonderful gift. When we grow full of gratitude and joy we can begin to share it with others.
We are all afforded protection. Think of the many close calls and moments where you have safely made it through a precarious situation. Most of us have a sense of security and faith that we are going to be okay in difficult times. This is something to be very grateful for. Things may not be perfect but as long as we have a sense of safety it makes it possible to experience love, pleasure, and trust.
If you have a type-A personality like me you are always on the go, and viewing rest and relaxation as a blessing can be overlooked. However, we all need time to restore our body and mind, and having time to relax can be one of the most valuable gifts to receive in this busy world. It provides us a new beginning and fresh perspective. Don’t take for granted the opportunity to simply relax and be restful. Recognize your downtown as a blessing.
If you’re going through a difficult medical situation right now, this may be hard to accept, but our bodies are made to heal. Every cut, scrape, and bruise heals in time. Focus on the magnificence of your bodies natural healing ability. Learn to cherish your health, preserve it, and when you get sick feel blessed that you will get better.
We all have moments where we receive guidance, whether directly or indirectly. We are given advice and receive advice every day if we are willing to stop and notice these moments. Feel blessed when you ask someone a question and they happily give you advice. When you are able to help another person, recognize the beauty in this encounter. There is an infinite amounts of knowledge in the world that is at our finger tips. If you are uncertain about something, guidance is around the corner.
Everyone has a purpose. It just needs to be discovered. When we uncover our purpose we have a whole new outlook on life and can approach each day with vigor and resolve. This is a true blessing that we can uncover a purpose beyond ourselves. This may be one of the major reasons we are alive. Consider what you do best, what you desire to offer the world, and how you can make a difference, and start following your purpose.
8. Free Will
It’s an amazing thing to have free will. We can make choices that better our life and have a sense of control. In this sense, we have control over our destiny. We can also make choices that will cause us to learn from our mistakes and become a better person. We can choose to have fun and pursue our goals at the same time. We are free to choose how to live our life despite what others may say. This is a blessing is used appropriately.
We are made to experience abundance and have our hearts desires. The universe does not lack in any outlet. There is enough in the world for everyone. This relates to creative ideas, wealth, and influence. The world’s abundance may not be distributed equally, but don’t let that fool you, there is enough for everyone, including you!
If there is one thing that is easily overlooked in our day to day hustle and bustle is that we are eternal beings in an eternal world. We are hear to live our a purpose until our bodies expire. There are many beliefs about what happens after we die, but one thing that seems persistent is the eternity of time, and we are a part of this. We are eternal and everlasting.
11. Love and Sorrow
Our relationships, friends, and family are something to be thankful for everyday. Having someone who can give us support and allows us to experience love and affection is such a blessing. Whenever you develop a loving relationship realize how much of a blessing this is. Cherish relationships in all the joy and sorrow they provide. As the saying goes, “it’s better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.”
When you are waiting in line, sitting in traffic, or anticipating a meeting, do you ever focus on these situations as a time to practice patience? It definitely requires a perspective shift to recognize what a blessing our ability to be patient is. Patience gives us a chance to be at peace, experience the present moment, and remain contented in a world of immediate gratification. Next time you have an opportunity to be patient recognize it as a blessing and use this capability.
Work can seem like a pretty dirty word, but labor is a rewarding part of life. I’m sure we have all complained about work at one point or another. Yet without work, where would we be? Work is the fiber of our lives, and when we find work that is fulfilling, it offers us a sense of purpose, meaning, and pride. Work is a blessing. Even if you aren’t fulfilled by your work, you can be grateful for doing good work, and for what you do well. We all have many things to be thankful for and that we can view with appreciation. Sometimes it takes a change in perceptive to find all the blessings in disguise that surround us. Begin to incorporate some of the ideas above and consider other blessings you may be overlooking. By doing so, it will help you develop acceptance, strength, and courage to make a better life.
For me, when I look in the mirror, I see a man that is beyond blessed to be alive because most people who would experience such tragedy as I have seen would fall victims to despair and sorrow. Instead, I take my experiences and apply these 13 points of gratitude about life and understand I have a larger calling than myself. I understand I enjoy bringing joy to world and taking care of those I love. That defines me as a man and with a smile and child-like discovery to everything I do, life is but a playground that I am blessed to share with all of you. That is at the heart of what the #pirate13nation is. Survivors, thrivers living with passion and love. People banning together in the spirit of famous good doers such as Robin Hood, Braveheart, and others who were considered outlaw's but in reality, cared for those who they loved and fought to make the world a better place. Pirate is a spirit. It is a grace. It is love. That is what I hope to participate in this lifetime. I am blessed to be alive and know all of you. I love you.....Pirate King? That' s just hot!!!!
Love & Spanks,
Pirate Nation, now that we have a page up and some quick and very cool little features, please feel free to stop by the official page and take the Long John Silver "Pirate Oath" and print the certificate. If you do so and take a picture and DM me , and pass along your email, I will add you to the mailing list and send you a free DOA sticker for joining!
So cool and here is what the Oath looks like:
and here is the official page #pirate13nation
We have only just started but let's fill the world with that "good feels" pirate spirit one sea devil at a time.
Love & Spanks,
You all ask, who am I? Well, a #gypsysoul
I feel like an old soul with young eyes, a vintage heart, and a different mind which brings beauty to my darkness. I am a gypsy, who is unraveling the many layers to a wild spirit on a quest to discover the best places for any magic I may still have.
A relentless warrior like that doesn't need answers, just an open road, a pen and a couple of sunsets. I learned the hard way that people will try to manipulate you, try to bring you down but I will remind you that king wears his crown more for his failure success, tears rather than cheers, beautiful heart over wrenched materialism.
Purpose and passion - purpose is what will guide you to your best self and the passion will keep you there. This world may not see the honesty of a gypsy heart or how these eyes see poetry and music not pain in life. It's why I can smile. It's why I wake up and trudge another day toward the light of hope that we all should strive to reach. There's something about kindred spirits, you meet them and for a moment this world no matter ugly, makes sense. I find that in all of you. All of my friends, my fellow pirates. Maybe others may not understand why we feel so much or talk about love.
Maybe they can't see what we see but just knowing someone in this world gets us, makes a smile worth the pain traveled to get there. There is a sense of freedom and clarity to one conversation; to a like minded soul. It not only helps life come full circle but it also is just enough to remind you of who you are.
That is who I am. A wild warriors, a poet, a empathetic human who may love a little too much or romanticize the thought of a woman in a somewhat corny way but I won't change who or how I am for no one. I have gypsy in my veins and it makes my life filled with passion, love and tears but it's a beautiful thing, really.
What can I say, it's who I am and as long as I always love the ones who understand and forget the ones that don't, I think I will continue riding into the sunset knowing one thing: I was gypsy when gypsy wasn't cool and I am damn proud of it. #pirate13nation
This is how I see a woman. How I want to love a woman. Poetry. Pain. Passion. Beautiful.
Updated: Oct 27, 2020
I have decided that instead of writing large thoughts on social media and trying to expel whats in my head & heart in a million posts, I will instead come into my blog and do so comfortably here. It is late here and everyone has crawled in bed after the party. Insomnia hits and I felt like saying a few quick points.
First, I have decided that many of you were correct. I am just a damn pirate and I love being so. I want to do good things with my public opportunities and have everyone who is:
join me on this journey. I am going to call it: Pirate Nation but I’d like to include my favorite devilishly sexy number lucky 13 so it will go forward under the call sign: #pirate13nation and baby, it’s gonna be epic, I can feel it. ☠️
A part of being a true #gypsysoul #pirate I believe is having a song in your heart. Looking at the world through rose colored rum inspired glasses and not letting society own your soul in any way because that is your one true soul’s possession.
I love myself. Love my pirate vibe and the great things were doing. Yes we should be bigger. Yes we should have greater numbers but look at us in such a short time. So many good things and blessings I am thankful for. I am happily alone in my bed this evening and even if I could have a million bodies, I still remember, only one can truly own my ❤️. Some times love stories are not simple. Sometimes people have to arrive to you in their own time. It’s beautiful really and one day, life will be complete. As for now, the beast, warrior, song hawk and pirate will retire to slumber, thankful for the day. Thankful for the moments, love and you. Tomorrow we wake up #pirate13nation and baby....
I have been waiting for that day.
A Pirate’s Life For Me,