“I Expected To Fail” The Story Behind My Passport

I first applied for my passport about three years ago, expecting to be denied. That's not to say I didn't plan to ever get my passport. I just thought it was a worthless pursuit. At this point in my life, I was ready to be done with the identity of "not existing" and simply apply …

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Every Blank Line Needs A Number

I was almost seventeen when I felt I'd finally tasted life. And it was good. The first taste was me getting my first job, something I thought I'd never be able to do. Ever since I have laughed at my younger self. And I laugh at those who say they can't find work. Here I …

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Who Is This Blog For?

Primarily, I am writing for: Those without social security numbers, state birth certificates, or other government documents. My goal is to provide encouragement and education for navigating the system legally while remaining true to one's convictions. This blog will be both for those who live "under the grid" for religious reasons and as well as …

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