Three men are walking through the woods when they come across a half-fallen tree. One man decides to go around the tree completely. Another man decides to step over the base of the tree, where it is close to the ground. The last man decides to duck underneath the tree where it is far enough … Continue reading Your Path Is Not My Path
I have this fervent and forlorn hope that this whole “offended” thing is just a passing craze wherein some attention-starved people will attain for themselves digital vindication and eventually grow out of it. And yet, every day I scroll through the newsfeeds to see if the news is actually reporting anything newsworthy that day (mostly … Continue reading The Age of Offense
You know, we all have our preferences in reading. I tend to be pretty broad in what I’ll accept as entertainment. I read from a lot of different genres, from history books to classic fiction, to the new bestsellers, and plenty of indie stuff in between. So, I’m not what I would consider a picky … Continue reading 5 Things I Hate Reading
There’s one thing that I’m positive about after the Las Vegas massacre: It’s going to happen again. Maybe it won’t happen the same way. Maybe next time it might be a truck like in Nice, France, or a bomb, or even a knife. But I know one thing for damn sure: At some point in … Continue reading It Will Happen Again
Lucky for me, most of the folks that read Wolves end up loving it. But of course, there are always those that don’t. And one of the most common negative reactions that I get from someone who has read Wolves, is that they found it too violent, and the characters too cruel. Some have gone … Continue reading Wolves and the Proof of Human Cruelty
If you were to look up “Warrior Poet” on the internet you’d find no concrete definition. What you would find would be a bunch of sales pitches. One of the sacred tenets of my life is being whored out for $24.99, plus shipping and handling. It’s little more than an “Affliction” t-shirt now--a way for … Continue reading The Death Of The Warrior Poet (And Resurrection?)
Books. Bullets. Bourbon. Sometimes I think that’s what I should have named this blog. I’m a sucker for an alliteration, and those are three of my great loves in life. But, when it comes right down to it, there’s more to writing than books. There’s more to fighting than just bullets. And there’s more to … Continue reading How’s Your Balance?