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…

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…

Johnny No Bueno’s BACK!!!

So the few who actually read this blog, that I never promote and rarely update, know that I, Sean Aaron Bowers, used to write and read under the pseudonym Johnny No Bueno. I picked that name as a play on the nickname of a cat I once knew that went by the name Johnny Bueno….

Leaving Facebook

Leaving Facebook has been on my mind for years. I have deactivated my account twice, and was brought back for one reason or another. The scariest thing I have learned through the few times I have left Facebook was the dependency on it. Not so much my own, but the majority of the western world….