Mister Sandman

April 14th, 2019 I just finished reading all ten volumes of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman. This will be a long post, so I’ll see two, maybe three of you down there at the end. Rarely in your life do you experience a work of art in which you are changed and you can never goContinue reading “Mister Sandman”

Don’t Be A Meme

April 10th, 2019 My entire life, I’ve been told that I speak too much, that I use too many words and that I talk too fast. For a lot of my life, I was told to “fix” those things for miscellaneous reasons. It wasn’t until I learned to like myself that I realized there wasn’tContinue reading “Don’t Be A Meme”

Ask Me About My Feminist Agenda

April 7th, 2019 I’m a feminist. For a long time, I couldn’t figure out why I related to girls and women so much; or why I felt like I failed as a man so often. But I’ve been doing some deep digging and soul excavating lately, and it’s all become very clear to me: IContinue reading “Ask Me About My Feminist Agenda”

When Do The Bad Thoughts Stop?

March 19th, 2019 As a recovered/forever recovering person, I think the question I get asked the most is: “So when do the bad feelings and thoughts stop?” I avoid this question. But I think, in the spirit of true transparency, I should answer it, and as honestly as I can: they don’t. I still haveContinue reading “When Do The Bad Thoughts Stop?”

Fifteen Months

March 9th, 2019 For those of you at home keeping score, today I completed 15 months of sobriety. To share how I’ve been progressing, I Googled “15 months” and all of these things accurately describe me and where I’m at: • Walking. Your 15-month-old is probably taking at least a few steps on her own.Continue reading “Fifteen Months”

What Doesn’t Kill You

March 7th, 2019 Why is “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” such a commonly used phrase? I know some of the greats use it (I’m looking at you, Kelly Clarkson), but it is inherently false. What doesn’t kill you rarely makes you stronger. What doesn’t kill you can harm you, hurt you, cut you,Continue reading “What Doesn’t Kill You”

Preconceived Notions

March 3rd, 2019 Going into something with the intent of not liking it during and after is a very popular pastime for a lot of people. Whether it’s having preconceived, negative opinions and judgements on movies, television shows, books or any other forms of art and entertainment, people just really love to hate things theyContinue reading “Preconceived Notions”

Comic Books Saved My Life

February 26th, 2019 Confession: comic books saved my life. Not in a hyperbolic, overly dramatic way, mind you. It’s just whenever I’ve felt lost and lacking direction, I have always been able to find what I need in the pages of a comic. Like any other human on this planet, I’ve been through stuff. AndContinue reading “Comic Books Saved My Life”

Love Thy Neighbor

February 18th, 2019 I post this because I am seeing a lot of hatred on the internet today, in all of its forms, and I think we need a moment — all of us — to reflect. Something that I have had a really hard time dealing with lately is seeing posts from devout ChristianContinue reading “Love Thy Neighbor”

We Are Better People, Despite Claims To The Contrary

February 13th, 2019 No matter how much you progress in life, there will always be people there to remind you of the times you were a piece of crap. This is okay. Unfortunately, this is how the human brain works for some reason. I’ve had a few days like that this week, but instead ofContinue reading “We Are Better People, Despite Claims To The Contrary”