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Brandon Bradford
Dancing around in your brain
Experimental Social Philanthropist
Interests: Live, Love, Learn. Some other words that start with L that I can't think of.
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This isn't a love poem To her: I wish I could lasso that light at the end of your smile to my favorite memories of feeling safe The first time you said hello it broke me I imagine the gods made you on the first day and let the interns... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2021 at Brandon Bradford's Blog
Photo by Jay Clark Faith has always been important to me. Not religion, per se, but a central belief in community, morality, the arch of history, and fighting for something better. The knowledge that things will be alright. I grew up with the trifecta of community that builds ingrained confidence:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2021 at Brandon Bradford's Blog
A friend reached out to me about staying positive, they were looking for some hope paired with my general outlook on life, apparently because they assumed I didn't freak out about things. I normally do try to put a positive spin on things, it's ingrained in my personality. However, I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2020 at Brandon Bradford's Blog
This is going to be more of a collection of thoughts and information/excerpts from conversations with friends than an essay. Anger is a strange thing. I don't think people understand how angry Black people have been for a long time, and how controlled that rage is. We are angry, we... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2020 at Brandon Bradford's Blog
For the fake centrist or "edgy" political commentator, who openly bemoans whatever lowest hanging political sound bite "Cancel Culture" is the latest lazy catchphrase. Cancel Culture is presuming that society's reaction to a celebrity doing/saying something stupid(See: Liam Neeson wanting to murder any random black guy, Or Kanye saying slavery... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2019 at Brandon Bradford's Blog
If race isn't an issue, it's because you haven't had to deal with it. Be appalled, it's feeding your ignorance. I'm not sure what's the problem with a "racial dialogue" is, when it involves having conversations that need having. Do better. Also, uh, you think that's an issue with a voter guide?
Should I go over everything and everyone? Probably. But I'm not gonna. Here's a breakdown of the State Measures though PROPOSITION 1: Housing Programs and Veterans’ Loans Bond What is it? This allows the state to raise $3 Billion in bond money to invest in housing infrastructure. Specifically, low-income housing,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at Brandon Bradford's Blog
Photo by Mihály Köles Get used to it. The homeless are a featured product of how our society is built, not a bug. Of late, I've been hearing more and more complaints about the homeless that are disrupting/bothering the life of people just trying to live/grow/survive. This isn't specific to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at Brandon Bradford's Blog
I do. Mainly, I love the idea of police officers. Citizens that decide that their careers are going to be dedicated to holding up and enforcing the rules our society is founded on. Roving support drones that knit societal tears together so that we can all prosper and focus on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at Brandon Bradford's Blog
Download Blaming white guys Transcipt:(also, this is SO MUCH EASIER TO DO) White guys have it hard. Well, not really. Not systemically. Not professionally. Not even culturally, really. But, some white guys FEEL like they have it hard. There is a common narrative I see among some(definitely not all) white,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Brandon Bradford's Blog
It's not the ideology, it's the ideas. I don't care if you believe in God. Not one bit. I know plenty of atheists who are morally upstanding and God fearing women who are morally bankrupt. I don't care what political party you are a part of. I know people on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at Brandon Bradford's Blog
"Hey, B! Uh....Are you excited about Black Panther because he's a black super hero?" Hells to the yes I am. I'm not excited JUST BECAUSE he's a black super hero. I'm a well-marketed nerd who could go into detail about Black Panther/Wakanda/Vibranium and the Marvel Universe, however, I can already... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at Brandon Bradford's Blog
Hard? Unfair?Disadvantaged? Win anyways. The world against you? Betrayed? Underappreciated? Family not supportive? Girlfriend doesn't think you can do it? Boyfriend undermines how talented you are? Win anyways. Systematic disadvantages set you up with fewer resources and opportunities than others in a society still expects you to succeed? Win anyways.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2017 at Brandon Bradford's Blog
People need appreciation, women are strong, we need to be more active about open communication and support of each other.
Oh. You! You're what I've been looking for. Instant spark romantically has never been a thing for me. Attraction? Of course. But, instant spark? Not until a few years ago. I've tempered my relationships to be amiable my whole life. For me, finding those niches were(are) the fun part. Generally... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at Brandon Bradford's Blog
"Probably not. Well, definitely not. The more I think about it, the more I'm absolutely sure that we aren't friends. Acquaintances? Sure. Lovers? Sometimes. Political allies? Always. But, friends? We've never been friends. I honestly don't know if you still know how to make new friends. I'd never let my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Brandon Bradford's Blog
Healthcare. It's going to cost money, we can't change that. That means, either the government pays, insurance pays, or you pay for it personally. If it's the government that pays for it, that's what your tax dollars are being used for. Insurance paying for it means premiums are tied to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at Brandon Bradford's Blog
You and me both, Randle. But, we've got to find a way to breach the gap. Pushing with consistency is vital.
Liberals have a marketing and communication problem. Conservatives do too, but, theirs is in the moral consistency of their message and the actual viability of their ideas. With Liberals, specifically, there is a huge gap in the message intended and the message delivered. This is partially because of the consistent... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at Brandon Bradford's Blog
Instead of a normal blog post, I've taken some time to aggregate and summarize the overlapped feelings of some citizens that support or despise Trump below: Give Trump a chance! Like we have a choice? For some reason, Trump supporters seem to think "Give him a chance"= "Ignore the corrupt,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at Brandon Bradford's Blog
My current ghost-writing project is heavily focused on depression and anxiety. These are such a severe problem permeating our society, and I have quite a few friends that deal with both. I took the chance to spend quite some time meeting, listening, and working with some phenomenal depression & anxiety... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at Brandon Bradford's Blog
There is nothing mind blowing about most self help advice. It may be new information. It may come from a different point of view. But it's nothing you don't understand; make list, cross them out. Eat better, invest in yourself, don't let people treat you terribly. Rinse and repeat. You'll... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Brandon Bradford's Blog
I'm a great guy. I'm smart, I mean well, I work hard, I put effort into my life, and my relationships(Reference: ex gfs). I'm also hilarious. I'm an idiot(Reference: ex gfs). I've gone months/years without checking in on my health when I should, for everything from chronic migraines, to dislocated... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2015 at Brandon Bradford's Blog
All of it. Love is a phrase that is used way too often, and not often enough. Love is ever-evolving and flexible. Love is patient(Soooo much patience).Love is infuriating. Love is just as fierce as it is kind. Love is everything, but love is not the only thing. Love is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at Brandon Bradford's Blog
Every blue moon I have a bad day that I can't shake from bringing down my mood. Yesterday was one of those days. Spilled food, 4 hours in traffic, lost a ton of money, no time to relax, can't seem to breathe type of bad day. I normally go into... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2015 at Brandon Bradford's Blog