Author: highprimate

growth

Forty-One

It’s funny. Most people feel the big years.  The ones that end in zero.  At the very least, the ones that end in five. Me, that’s never bothered.  There’s a running joke about my thirtieth birthday.  I went from partying every weekend, to having a house, wife and two kids all in one day, when …

politics

Here’s The Thing

I was going to write about ultraviolence in fiction today, but I’ve been sidetracked by a pair of incredibly skewed tweets-slash-tweet streams that didn’t make any sense. The first involved a woman stating that the word billionaire should be a slur, and that no one with that much money should be considered anything other than …

environment

Environment And Technology

I often find myself torn between the positives and negatives of progress and the desire to maintain natural resources. I call it my vegan conflict. I am not a vegan, for many reasons.  The first is that I rarely like vegan food.  I have tried recipe after recipe because I love fuzzy animals and want …

personal development

Kaizen

I like the idea of incremental improvement. See, I used to do this thing.  I would close my eyes, clear my head and boom.  New person.  All the faults of the past vanished, in a flash. Just a perfect, present, thoughtful, honest and all-around kick ass person who did everything the best of his abilities, …

religion

Religion

I don’t believe in God.  At last, I don’t believe in any God that’s perpetuated by religion.  It’s entirely possible that there’s a divine intelligence out there, but to interpret it accurately would also require a mind that big, and no one on this planet has that kind of juice. I liken it to an …

growth

Little Disappointments

I generally agree with the idea of not shitting on something you’re not into. Still, I hate the idea of not allowing for criticism.  That seems to be the way the world’s headed, where everyone wants to not be criticized at all, and that, to me, is not healthy. It’s enabling. I love Mark Millar, …

personal development

Organization

I’ve tried a lot of different systems.  The super-detailed, massively delineated GTD system, the no-system, the simplified system, whatever. There’s a million different names.  The problem is they all suffer from the same defect. Yes, getting it all out of your head into someplace you can easily reference it is great. Not constantly checking for …

writing

Book Feel

It’s been a while.  I’ve been meaning to post here more regularly, but between work (like the for-pay type that steals souls and crushes spirits, but feeds the family while I pursue my writing dream-type), a sick cat, spring cleaning and a heavy, heavy dose of editing (second draft in two months!), I’ve had to …