Tag: intelligence


Mudmen, The Morning After

It’s been a long time since I went to a concert where it was just little.  The smoke in the air (from fog machines, not cigarettes, these days), the anticipation, the bands and songs you’ve never heard, but totally dig… it brought me back to rented halls and high school drama, and trying to make …


Enthusiasm (And The Tendency To Curb It)

I don’t think there’s any better feeling in the world than getting totally engrossed in something. I mentioned before that I’m all about expanding worlds, mine and others, so when I find a new world with a rich history to delve through, whether it’s a book on Roman politics in the time of Nero or …


Can I Hack It?

There’s a fear in me.  A fear that clots my blood and shakes my marrow. A fear that chases me at every turn, and that’s responsible for every failed project, every deleted manuscript and every unsent story.  It’s responsible for the concern that my friends and family will read what I’ve written and sneer, or …