Before I got my current day job with IKEA, I worked at a high-end movie theater. There, I met a guy named Chance who was a lot…… Read more “The Chronicles of ‘Peaking’ III: Inspiration”
Like a lot of people struggling to survive, I started working as a teen. Aside from a brief couple of months searching for gainful employment after college when I made a few short films, a stint on unemployment when I released my second album, and a two-month medical leave after my back surgery when I wrote my first novel, I’ve been working nonstop.
I want to honor the message of what happened fifty years ago at my alma mater. The best way I know to do that is to share…… Read more “50 Years Later – Kent State”
As I head out the door, I ask Stella to grab a pad of paper and a pencil, so we can leave for her dad’s house as…… Read more “The Chronicles of ‘Peaking’ I: Beginnings”
It’s been over a year since I proposed to Stella, my girlfriend of — well, twelve years yesterday! And in celebration of that, I present to thee,…… Read more “Engaged to Eternity”
Somewhere deep inside the castle of my subconscious mind, past the moat of insecurity, down the twisting corridors of repressed anger, above the dungeon of sexual starvation,…… Read more “I Drank Every Grape Soda I Could Get My Hands On and Ranked Them!”
“I feel like I came out of a cult.”
I remember the first time I said that it was meant to be a joke. But there’s a reason a therapist spends most of their time encouraging their patient to talk. Sometimes when you’re groping for a way to explain how you feel about something, you stumble upon a breakthrough moment, changing the way you see the world around you.
Some days are best described as surreal.
Certainly, living in 2020 we can say that about a lot of days, but there was a time not long ago that seemed like it would be the enduring surreal experience of a lifetime.
We are in an unprecedented set of circumstances. Certainly, the world has known illness and quarantine, but this global pandemic is something altogether unfamiliar. Maybe you’re a…… Read more “An Open Letter to the Future”
Why are male friendships so difficult?
When I was a very young man, I bought the lie that men and women couldn’t be friends. In reality, I was being immature. Since that time, I’ve found friendships with women tend to be meaningful and stand the test of time. Meanwhile, the companionship I have felt with other men has proven to be wrought with strife.