SOMETIMES YOU EAT THE BEAR, AND WELL, SOMETIMES HE EATS YOU

(previously published in Stigma Fighters) It was over six years ago that I found myself in a psych ward, my long struggle with depression having come to a head. This wouldn’t be the last time, but there was always the desire to get better and that had made all the difference (sorry Mr. Frost). I … More SOMETIMES YOU EAT THE BEAR, AND WELL, SOMETIMES HE EATS YOU

FROM MONET’S “Le Bassin Aux Nymphéas,” TO A WELL-EXECUTED FART.

First, Ringo Starr: “Gene Autry was the most. It may sound like a joke – Go and have a look in my bedroom, It’s covered with Gene Autry posters. He was my first musical influence.” Second, author Justin Cronin: “My inventing time is all done under the influence of aerobic exercise. Basically, I do all … More FROM MONET’S “Le Bassin Aux Nymphéas,” TO A WELL-EXECUTED FART.

THIS MIGHT HURT.

 Did any of you get a chance to read the anthology, “The End is Nigh. The Apocalypse Triptych,” edited by Hugh Howey and John Joseph Adams?  It’s a great read – and the best part? You don’t have to be into that end-of-the-world-kind-of-thing to enjoy it. It’s just good writing. But what blew my mind … More THIS MIGHT HURT.

I ACTUALLY DID LEARN SOMETHING WORKING IN ADVERTISING BESIDES HANGOVER CURES.

As Hunter S Thompson once put it, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” Of course he was whacked on amyl nitrate and Chivas, but still, sound business advice. Before I closed down Photoshop and opened Word, I was an advertising art director, which meant that I had the hide of a rhino … More I ACTUALLY DID LEARN SOMETHING WORKING IN ADVERTISING BESIDES HANGOVER CURES.