Veterans Inspire

Tonight I caught a Lyft from a very nice and talkative Iraqi gentleman. On the ride home to St. Johns he asked me question after question. My new job working with homeless vets came up, and my new friend said something that struck me like a defensive lineman. He told me that it was the…

Existential Depression

I have heard this term a lot lately–Existential Depression. It’s cute; it definitely attempts to make the speaker sound more intelligent than they actually are, which might explain the depression. But I think I have come up with a better word for it. Tired. I am just plain old fucking tired. Granted, I actually am…

The Leap

I hate the fact that I am constantly writing some memoir-ish personal diatribe bullshit, but between school, work and a desperate need to distract myself from the world on the rare occasion that I can, I have only been able to write when inspired. But what the hell, right? Today I spent the day seeing…

School is the worst thing that could happen to a writer

Coming from destitute homelessness, I thought getting a college degree was the best thing I could do. However, 7 years later and $70K in debt, I now dread reading or writing anything. I can only imagine how long it will be before I feel that soul crushing physical compulsion to write again. Writing, these days,…

~ A Writer’s Kryptonite: Part Two – The Ethics of Pirated Pixels ~

However after two days I spent stumbling around a entirely revamped and restructured game, complete with new game mechanics and questing areas, my cousin sent me a screen shot of him playing on a private vanilla server. To give you better idea of what that means, first you have to understand Blizzards subscription model of…

~ A Writer’s Kryptonite: Part One – For the Love of a Pixel ~

Confession: I have been an avid gamer my whole life. Regardless of social stratification and extended periods of isolation, I have never looked a gift video game in the mouth. From learning to read by playing King’s Quest on my father’s IBM PC Jr. to the release of the first Nintendo Entertainment System, which I…