The Dynamics of Static

What it must take to remain a static character in your own story! How harrowing, the task of fending off change, growth, and self-actualization! How pitiful, the reason for such a desire! How defeating, the triumph; how trivial, the fortune when you feign to believe you are content being the person you were yesterday while [...]

Sasquatch in a Public Urinal

As I stand in front of the tenth floor, public, workplace urinal, I am terrorized by a litany of self-imposed rhetorical questions: Who is shedding pubes at such a prolific rate? Was this even an accident? Are there humans who prune their pubes in the work bathroom urinal? Is this natural shedding or do they [...]

Fault’s Dilemma

(Us, Love it or Leave it) The illusion of choice gives us the misplaced pride and paranoia we need to dislocate ourselves from one another, from our suspiciously obvious commonalities. We are now, more so than ever, controlled and convinced that the counterfeit dichotomy of either/or is an easier "truth" to accept. We celebrate our [...]

The Birds & The Burdens

At some point in the foreseeable future, we will be consumed by our own excess in the form of our own waste. When will the debris so outweigh the useful, pointful fractions of creation left that the flotsam is the focus? Well, honestly… It seems we may be well beyond that point. We aren’t the [...]

The Rebellion Conformity

The worst of humanity require the anonymity of belonging to a large group of like-minded others. In most any type of group, once our individuality can be masked, the true nature of man shouts its ignorances into the sea of muted but understood collective voice. Riots, rallies, religions, the raucous and witless “repartee”; if you [...]

In Defense of Unpopular Opinions

(Further main character advice to himself from the outtakes of Diminishing Return) If you feel the need to justify your thoughts and feelings by bringing attention to the fact that they are popular opinions agreed to by a large percentage of society, please keep in mind the numerous things also considered to be popular. It [...]