Eat Us

July 26th, 2021 The reason that modern youth seem so supremely defiant now is because at no previous time in human history has it been so apparent that adults have no idea what the hell they are doing. Adults used to be able to hide behind the fact that we didn’t know what stupid thoughtsContinue reading “Eat Us”

Warm Woolen Mittens

July 23rd, 2021 I wrote a post last week about how sometimes people get to my stuff after I feel like it’s had its moment. A few of those people have picked up Theia lately, and it inspired me to pick it back up and thumb through it myself. The character of Mittens came upContinue reading “Warm Woolen Mittens”

I Want To Push You Around

July 19th, 2021 In just about 24 hours, Push comes to shove and will be released into the wild. I wanted to talk about my 7th book a little (and thank every single person who has been here since my 1st, too). I’ll see you soon at Issues Needed on July 21st starting at 5Continue reading “I Want To Push You Around”

Three Dots…

July 9th, 2021 It’s a complicated thing, being a being who has complicated thoughts. It means that you’re as much of the things you don’t say as the things you do. Regularly, when I go to check on something I’ve posted, I’ll see those three tiny dots dancing in the comment section. It means someoneContinue reading “Three Dots…”

The Bad Guy . . . Duh.

June 29th, 2021 Hi! I’m a white person, and this is a post about white fragility. If you’re a white person, I encourage you to come along. I’m not going to just throw things at you that you’ve heard before; no, as is my way, I’m going to share a deeply personal story about myselfContinue reading “The Bad Guy . . . Duh.”

Change, or Die

June 16th, 2021 Working in a bar as long as I have, I’ve heard a lot of stories. Most of them about other human beings. Most of them some kind of drama or hardship or horror. Quite a few of them about people who didn’t make it. Some of the people just had bad luck,Continue reading “Change, or Die”

Fifty First Rates

June 15th, 2021 There’s this magic number we think about often as self-published writers: 50. That’s the number of reviews to takes on Amazon to get their attention. It is both a small number and (as someone who’s largest set of reviews is 7 for a book that’s almost 8 years old) an impossibly greatContinue reading “Fifty First Rates”

Alarm For The Cause Of Being Brave

June 4th, 2021 I’m almost done writing a book (I may have mentioned it earlier) and it has taken me to some of the darkest places writing has ever taken me (I also mentioned that in passing). One of its lessons is about the power of being honest with yourself (and the power dishonesty canContinue reading “Alarm For The Cause Of Being Brave”

Your Own Damn Path

June 2nd, 2021 Evolution is determined by those who act, and the same who act also determine our history and our future. It’s not abnormal for me to get ahead of myself, so let me start over. Let’s say you’re a cave-person, and you find yourself faced with a sabertooth tiger. If you decide toContinue reading “Your Own Damn Path”

Baby, Do You Know What That’s Worth?

May 31st, 2021 There’s an episode of Black Mirror called San Junipero that is based on the idea of a digital life and afterlife. It’s my favorite and one of the rare installments of Black Mirror that has an undeniably happy ending. Without spoiling anything, the end of the episode uses “Heaven Is A PlaceContinue reading “Baby, Do You Know What That’s Worth?”