Welcome to Finley Experience

This website is dedicated to LGBT folks who are surviving in this crazy world.

What's good for one isn't necessarily good for another.

Attempting to control the hearts and souls of the masses through force and injustice only forces the seeds of dissension to grow. History has taught this lesson repeatedly. Perhaps, we'll learn the lesson this time.

20 May 2014

RIP Helium.com: It's So Sad to Say Goodbye

Three bits of "official" news from the Helium Network:

1.) May 21st, 2014 is the last day to publish on the Helium Network before the site goes "read only". 
2.) December 15th, 2014 the site will be permanently closed.
3.) Content providers that have not reached the minimum balance will not be paid; all have until December 15th, 2014 to reach said balance.

In a previous post entitled, Regarding Recent Changes to Helium.com, I commented on Helium.com's changes as well as "new" links to my content. Follow the link if you're interested in reading any of those pieces while Helium is still online.

In the coming months, I'll be editing, rewriting, and finding new homes for the pieces originally hosted on Helium. As always, I will post the new links here on the Finley Experience blog.

19 May 2014

Poem: Rectifying War Blues

Rectifying War Blues

Troubled pasts
now passed trouble.
War. She cried.

For why? Power.
No war lost laboring for
unnecessary loves.

(I beg to differ: ask Paris
about Helen of Troy).

Rubbled lasts
now lasted rubble.
War. They died.

Why for? Power.
No love lost laboring for
unnecessary wars.

(I beg to differ: ask Snowden
about PRISM of NSA).

~Monique Finley
14 May 2014


This one is for all of you...For all the soldiers, the seperatists, the federalists, the statists, the globalists, for all the war mongers, the anti-war activists, and for all the neutrals (those dear hearts caught in between).

Stay safe or as safe as you can given it is a big, scary, yet, dangerously beautiful world out there. Some times people die for causes, some times they die for governments, some times they die in vain.

War, like the tango, requires (at least) two. That's two sides, two versions, two visions, and two blood-skewed perspectives. How do we rectify humanity's predilection for war? With hate or with love? I think you know the answer.

Yahoo Voices latest: Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Or What You Will

Hey all!

Here's the link to my latest publication on Yahoo Voices via the Yahoo Contributor Network:

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Or What You Will: A Consortium of Crossing

This article is a discussion of cross-dressing plot devices in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. You'll find information regarding crossing life stations (rich/poor), cross dressing, crossing gender divides, and crossed attitudes to name a few ways Shakespeare utilizes crossing as a plot device.

As always,

Some Nights by FUN

(*Please Note: We the People of the United States of America are citizens of a Constitutional Republic, a.k.a. The Republic. We are not a direct democracy like some believe. By the Constitution, we are a Representative Democracy. We elect representation to defend the Constitution and the People. We placed our faith with government in the people, not in monarchs, not in career politicians, but in the People.

You want changes? Then, it is time for you to take an active interest in the good of the Republic. Do not leave governance to career politicians. Run for office. Vote for third, fourth, and fifth parties.)

This November vote them all out!
Clean Out Congress or Bust!

Take Me to Church by Hozier

* 26 JUNE 2015 * LGBT Rights Victory *
read the Supreme Court's opinion:


What Would the Dude Do?