Month: July 2017

writing

Down With The Sickness

Maybe I’ve been pushing myself too hard.  I’ve been trying to get this story done, along with all the other projects. It’s funny, when I started all this, I was insistent on keeping the process small, easy to manage.  One canon work, one side project, this blog.  That’s it for writing.  Maybe a couple thousand …

writing

Weekends

Apparently, weekends aren’t good for me.  I’ve spent the morning writing and only touched one of my various projects.  I’ll admit to reading a bit this morning.  Luther Strode is a violent salve for the soul, and a reminder of how epic a great female character can be in Petra Dobrev. Seriously, a great character …

writing

Pool Day

Damn it, I’ve been trying to avoid doing stuff like this, but it looks like today is psychotically busy.  Between yard work, family time, other projects and my own needed canon material, I can’t even begin to fathom any particular topic today. Seriously, here’s my current list of projects (just writing, not even work or …

spirituality

Death As Atoms In The Stars

I saw or read somewhere that our atoms are constantly leaving us, and new ones coming in.  That every seven years, roughly, we are born anew, all the atoms in our body replaced by transient nature of the universe’s building blocks. Then, when we die, our atoms slowly disperse into the world around us, and …

purpose

Not Up For It Today

In order to avoid whining and putting up blow-off posts, I try to pick from a list of ideas that have occurred to me as the days have gone by. Thoughts that came up during reading, or weird interactions or just random things that popped into my head one time.  I’m trying to capture it …

presence

Stinky Butthole

A few weeks back, on a long weekend, on the holiday Monday, I went to the grocery store to pick up some odds and ends.  It was early in the morning and being a holiday, the store was fairly empty. There, I ran into an old friend, whom I probably hadn’t seen in ten years, …

depression

Fear And Hate

I had intended to talk about the connection between fear and hate today, but I’m finding that all I have today is a blank stare. The world has worn me out. Trump’s new attempt at Hitler Youth with the Boy Scouts, alternating bouts of pandering and outrage over any number of socially irrelevant (or relevant …

politics

Fear As Primary Driver Of War

A few weeks back, I was reading Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue Deconnick and Emma Rios and was struck by the notion in their second arc, that war occurs and gets ugly when it masters fear. That fear is ultimately the thing harnessed by war to drive its own homicidal intent. I think this is fairly …

presence

Immersion

Life is lived in immersion, not distraction. Whether it’s the crushing angst of the loss of a close friend or family member, or the joyous high of peak creation, all the biggest moments of our lives, the ones that make life what it really is, are immersive. Think sitting around a pool with a couple …