Once Upon A Time... I was a student at Sinclair Community College in downtown Dayton OH. I didn't really want to go to college, mind you. But I got some very strong encouragement from my mother that it would probably be in my best interest. So, I went. I chose the Visual Communications program (basically … Continue reading The Ratt Race
The question for any writer seems to always be, 'Who is your audience?' And the truth is, I have no idea. Sure, it works out well for nonfiction writers on discovering who their general audiences are (because, as it happens to be, most nonfiction writers write towards a certain group of people). I, however, do … Continue reading Who Is Your Audience?
So, it's been a few months since I last posted. I believe March was the last time and that was when I decided to release my novel early due to the looming Coronavirus outbreak. And here we are, two months into this chaotic pandemic and it doesn't look like it'll truly be letting up anytime … Continue reading These Are Strange Days
I'm sure nobody here has ever had that problem. Chances are, you all have hundreds of readers every day and no fits and seizures ever affect your bottom line. And that is awesome! Amazing! Impressive! Awe inspiring! Yet, there are those of us who, for some reason, fail to resonate with more than a few … Continue reading What Do You Do When No One Wants To Read Your Work?
Let me start by saying, I'm not a master communicator. I make errors in judgement. I take contextual clues out of context. I can mess up even the most benign conversations in a way that would make Donald Trump gag on his own reflexes. I freely admit it. I don't get other people. I never … Continue reading Clearly, I Don’t Understand Other Human Beings
I'm about to say something unpopular. I'm not one to hold my thoughts in, and I'm not going to start now. I kind of want to address a little blurb that's been making its Facebook rounds the last week or so: 'If you don't vote, you can't complain.' And, I've never been one who agreed … Continue reading NONVOTERS ARE IMPORTANT TO HEAR TOO
BEFORE WE GET too far into this, let me just say this now and profusely, this will be getting into heavy spoilers for Star Wars The Last Jedi. If you have yet to see it (and if you are still interested in seeing it given the controversial nature of the film) then you should run … Continue reading THE CASE FOR THE LAST JEDI: A STAR WARS STORY (DISCUSSION)
A BIZARRE THOUGHT crept into my head today. The thought was preceded by a notion. With all our great potential, we still need another million years or so before we're fit to be an intergalactic civilization. Aliens avoid our world (for the most part) because we're little more than animals. Smart animals but animals nonetheless. … Continue reading WE’RE NOT ALONE, THEY’RE JUST AS STUPID AS US
THE FLAT EARTH CONSPIRACY Once upon a time, science was regarded as one of the most respectable and important tools in our arsenal to understand our world, ourselves, and our place in the universe. Sure, it’s had its problems, its fanatic practitioners who’ve embarrassed the look of said tool, but always it was driven by … Continue reading THE FLAT EARTH CONSPIRACY
US VS THEM: THE HUMAN CONDITION Racism. A rightfully hateful word. It’s full of rage and disgust and the judgement that whatever is different is bad. Or if it’s not bad, it at least is predisposed to certain proclivities that can’t be ignored. For most people, racism as a term implies the eternal struggle between … Continue reading Us Vs Them: The Human Condition