Hello dear friends! While I continue to hammer away at this children's novel, please feel free to tide yourselves over with two nonfiction pieces that I've completed so far this year. Though they are both short in length, I believe they will prove sufficient food-for-thought (they certainly did for me). The first is just an … Continue reading 2022 Nonfiction
I'm a tad obsessed with https://neuralblender.com/ at the moment. It's an AI bot that generates composite images based on the keywords you provide. It's possible to leave its text box blank and let it generate at random, or give it only one word, all the way to giving it entire poems and passages as I … Continue reading Instant Art
It pounds daily on the nerves: the insanity of numbers, the uncertain future… An epidemic of fear and naked need: lines of shoppers, long since a customary sight, once more form in front of shops, first in front of one, then in front of all… The lines always send the same signal: the city, the … Continue reading The Silver Lining
Mankind thus inevitably sets itself only such tasks as it is able to solve, since closer examination will always show that the problem itself arises only when the material conditions for its solution are already present or at least in the course of formation.Karl Marx, A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy Ultimately, the … Continue reading Happiness among the Miserable
Osama bin Laden once warned al Qaeda not to target Joe Biden because he believed that his inheriting the presidency if something were to happen to Barack Obama would “lead the US into a crisis,” a resurfaced letter shows.NY Post Don't underestimate Joe's ability to fuck things up.Barack Obama I can sympathize with those who … Continue reading The Leaders We Deserve
Fiancé Mark Tomlin described how Lucy had been supportive of the vaccine, but he’s now cautioning others to be wary of risks. “I don’t want people to be put off having a vaccine but I do want people to know that there are risks,” Tomlin stated, according to the Mail. “We’re not anti-vax. Lucy certainly … Continue reading The War on Biological Terror
Reading the spoils of (editing) war During the tedium of 2020 I had the great fortune of befriending a man via the internet who I consider to be akin to the Dale Carnegie of our day. He's a voice actor for numerous Fortune 100 companies & even The Obama Administration, and a communication skills coach … Continue reading Editing for an accomplished voice actor and communication coach
C.S. Lewis once said "I was with book, as woman is with child," and writing this story has helped me understand his sentiment. While I have certainly experienced an urgency to churn out a final draft before, this project was accompanied by what I can only describe as mortal dread. There was no logical reason … Continue reading First Story of 2021 Now Available!
The first six episodes of my podcast are now available here. For the foreseeable future, odd-numbered episodes will be long-form rambles about a particular topic, and even-numbered episodes will be readings of some of my published works. I hope you enjoy.
I just received my first manuscript rejection from a New York literary agent. I'm relieved to have this mandatory hazing ritual out of the way. Strangely, I feel more like "a real writer" now than any minor successes have ever caused. Perhaps I am consoled by a small sense of pride that this didn't emotionally … Continue reading A Real Writer?