philosophy

Teen Angst

Sometimes, I feel like I never got over it. How tortuous it is to be young, to be weened on heroes and ideals, to know, in your heart, in your mind, that everything is supposed to be good, only to find out how wrong you are. How devastating to find out your guardians are not …

relationships

Sex

I love a good taboo as much as the next guy, but… Who am I kidding?  I don’t believe taboos should be a thing, unless they’re accompanied by sound logic.   For example, racism is taboo because it pre-judges people based on the colour of their skin and not the content of their characters.  Given that …

politics

Frustration

I don’t know how other people deal with it.  How other people just blindly continue the same stupid, shitty, entitled behaviour they do, over and over again, without cease and apparently, without regret. For me, I can’t fathom intentionally screwing people over or telling lies about them.  Yeah, you have to look out for yourself, …

personal development

Genius

I love the idea that everyone has a genius inside of them, unique and specific to them. Of course, there will be similarities.  Many people have a genius for music or math or social situations.  But not all of them do it the same way, not exactly. That’s kind of the beauty of this universe.  …

personal development

Kaizen

I love the idea of kaizen. Small changes, tiny adjustments, that build up to massive gains over time?  What a wonderful concept and in line with the little things being what makes life worthwhile. We’re all so used to change being presented as this sudden massive thing, when in reality, it’s usually much more gradual …

philosophy

Do Better

I know everyone thinks that comic books are for children, that they’re a lower form of art.  That if it doesn’t have eighty thousand words of prose or isn’t measured in pentameters or God forbid, doesn’t have a thumping back beat or a soft indie voice pretending they have as much heart as Elliott Smith, …

politics

Violence

I abhor violence, as most of us do, in real life.  The idea that someone would physically injure or even kill another human being over some dispute doesn’t make sense to me, unless you were actively responding to being attacked in real life (in the immediate moment, not the “responding” governments and other warhawks often …

work

Organization

I have a lot I want to do in life.  Everyone does, but I’m of the rare few that actually took the time to become organized about it. Unfortunately, I find myself often feeling crushed under the weight of to-do lists and epic project boards.  I’ve tried minimalism, to simplify down to the basics, but …

Writing

Superpowers In Reality

It’s no secret I love comic book stuff.  From the weird and surreal to the football drama to straight up superheroes, I find the medium ripe with potential.  Without budget costs for special efforts, anything is possible, and with the idea of a picture telling a thousand words, it can be extremely effective with only …