April 14th, 2021 is the 2-year anniversary of my second novel, Diminishing Return. I am just as proud of it today as I was the day I released it, maybe even more so. It was and is a call for compassion which seems in short supply these days. If you feel the same way I [...]
“You do you,” is a fitting cliché for an apathetic era of humans without the wherewithal to understand how we affect each other. But it does sound a lot more polite than “Go fuck yourself.” Though the latter does seem more accurate. When the truth defied our opinions, we allowed our opinions to define the [...]
All of our heroes were flawed. Upon this realization, we were slighted by our broken, self-invented promises of their perfection, and, even before that, by the unrelatable nature of it. We began to champion villains. We became what we revered. The openly vile are anything but disappointing and everything but unrelatable.
It seems impossible, but we’ve been simultaneously convinced that we are rats in a corner, fighting for our lives, and lions who need to remind all else that we rule this reality. Our acts reflect that we believe both of these fallacies at the same time. We are no such things. We are deeply troubled [...]
It is our nature, our instinctual response to avoid the difficulty of confrontation. Some ignore this internal pull-back, this filter between our psyche and reality, and they may be considered, at the best, brave or, at the worst, insane. But the hesitation exists in all. Most of us will go to such great lengths to avoid the [...]