Don’t Be That Person!

There’s something going on in the world today. I don’t know if it’s an American thing or if it’s something happening globally. Something that seems to be changing the personalities of everyone around us. It’s changing our own personalities, too. We’re turning into snot-nosed, self-righteous turds. And whether you agree with me or not, make no mistake: There’s a good chance that you’re one of them. Even though it seems like the issue has ramped […] Read More

In Knitting Color, Part II

A lot has happened in the last couple of weeks since my previous post! Somehow, and rather unbelievably, I finally grasped the basic concepts of knitting! In the process, I’ve finished a scarf, continued work on a hat, bought supplies for more projects, and accidentally tweeted my way into the online knitting community! Yeah, it’s been a roller coaster. Here’s how it happened… After publishing the first “In Knitting Color” post towards the end of […] Read More

In Knitting Color

I’ve been trying to teach myself how to knit and it isn’t going well. Knitting is probably an unusual hobby for a thirty-something gentleman to pick up, but I’ve had a desire to learn a craft hobby. I want something to do aside from just sitting around and watching TV that’ll help me disconnect from the internet for a while. And arguably, in today’s age, is watching TV even really disconnecting when it’s streaming from […] Read More

Water for Elephants

I’ve been very busy this weekend. You might notice this website has a little bit of a different look, a different comment system (which, by the way, some comments from the old system you may have left might have disappeared in transition due to a technical glitch — sorry!), and most importantly, a brand spankin’ new logo! Try to remember it. You’re going to be seeing a lot more of it soon! In addition to […] Read More

Throwing the Book at Facebook

I am distraught by the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In case I have any readers who don’t pay specific attention to social media news, let me catch you up. Facebook was recently embroiled in a national scandal after it was revealed that it indirectly supplied personal data about 87 million of its users to a political firm called Cambridge Analytica, who then used it to construct psychological profiles during the 2016 Election to try and influence […] Read More

Universe

I don’t want to brag, but something pretty cool happened to me this evening. And I want to share for some very important reasons that have to do with magic and the universe. My dad and I were contemplating what to buy for dinner tonight. I wasn’t sure that I wanted to spend a lot of money. I wasn’t even sure if I could spend a lot of money. At least not until payday this coming […] Read More

Birthday Blogging

Once again, I’ve done a little bit of a disappearing act from these pages. If you’re one of my small handful of readers, I greatly apologize! While I always hesitate to describe my life as “hectic” (because there’s always someone way busier than I am), it hasn’t exactly been a slow couple of months. Recently, thanks to a link that I followed from Ma.tt that turned into a link that turned into another link, I’ve opted […] Read More

What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

Back when I played World of Warcraft, I loved the in-game holidays. In order to provide a little flexibility, and also, presumably, not to offend anyone, the game developers created completely original holiday celebrations and festivals as stand-ins for real-world events. There was the Feast of Winter Veil to encompass the winter holidays, Hallow’s End for Halloween, Love is the Air for Valentine’s Day, etc. Participating in the game’s holiday events often times rewarded players with […] Read More

Jagged Little Pill

Mental distress is a hell of a thing, isn’t it? I have lived with major anxiety issues my entire life. I was a very fearful child. If I heard about any scenario that was dangerous or terrifying, I was 100% convinced it would happen to me. I’m not sure where that kind of anxiety begins, because outside of growing up in the late ’80s and ’90s when we could run free without the fear of […] Read More

Prayer of St. Francis

Lord make me an instrument of your peace Where there is hatred let me sow love Where there is injury, pardon Where there is doubt, faith Where there is despair, hope Where there is darkness, light And where there is sadness, joy O divine master grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console to be understood as to understand To be loved as to love For it is in […] Read More