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2018 Reading List — Dylan Andersen

I had to share this one, too! My list inspired a list, and I’m proud of that, yes, but I also love what this budding, young blogger is doing on a daily basis. The essence of writing is discovery, and this man continues to explore his own strengths and motivations and, as he does, he […]

It’s Right in Front of You — Stories From the Edge of Blindness

Do yourself a favor, and check out one of the most inspiring blogs, and people, I know. As she descends into darkness, she shows us the amazing light inside of her, and reminds us that even in the face of the unimaginable, the human spirit is irreproachable. Thank you, Susan, for all your inspiration! ❤️ I […]

The Reason for the Season

the real reason for the season

The winter season brings an interesting cultural paradox for me. I’m a Christmas reveler who doesn’t believe in Christ. Yet I face the supposed “reason for the season” everywhere I turn. I understand that. For many, around the world, Christmas Day is the birth of a savior, or at least it became that over time. […]

You. Sick. Bitch. — Damn, Girl. Get Your Shit Together.

One of the true, great legends of the blogging universe has not been herself this week. But, in true Damn Girl fashion, she managed to cobble together amazing advice and uncanny humor to help others out there who might be suffering the same. Because of her unyielding spirit, uncommon bravery, and – honestly – really […]

Your Help Appreciated

compiling a reading list

I have a simple question for you today: What would you have me read? I know, that’s a loaded question. You probably looked up from the falling snowflakes of my overproduced new blog theme, towards your bookshelf, and said to yourself, hmmm? 🤔 If you’re like me there’s a hell of a lot of material up […]

Roll Tide

roll tide, jones wins

Last night, the people of Alabama did a good thing. The right thing. It was entirely unexpected and, anyway, by a very narrow margin. But enough people in the Heart of Dixie had the courage of conviction to place country over party, and elect Doug Jones to the Senate. A Democrat. In Alabama. Alabama voted […]

Superheroes, philosophy, ethics, and politics

For the last couple of Thursdays I’ve shared incredible work, by others, that has moved me. This trend continues. Armond is an established writer, and a good one. I just downloaded his fiction book, Animus, and purchased his non-fiction treatise, Titans, released earlier this year. The subheading of his blog companion to Titans, which I […]

May You Live In (Un)Interesting Times

interesting times

We certainly live in interesting times. Last year, the least popular Republican candidate for president, ever, beat out the least popular Democrat candidate for president, ever – through a technicality – and became the least popular POTUS of all time. He immediately went to work to enact the least popular presidential agenda we have ever […]

Identity Hoarding — Spooky Action At A Distance

As you know, I’ve been spending some time lately introducing those of you who know Tom, and only Tom, to some of the friends, and frankly geniuses, I am meeting “out there.” These bloggers have not only inspired me to become a better blogger, but have posted something recently that is both inspirational and, in […]

The Dearest Nomination


Greetings and salutations, my fellow scholars. I have a special treat for you today. Please remain seated and enjoy this moment. I won’t take much of your time. I have been nominated, by a peer, for the esteemed Liebster Award. It is, without a question, a great honor. Now, you know me. I am not […]

For All Intents and Purposes — Dylan Andersen

My good friends, I would like to introduce to the newest member of our blogging community, a man who is like a brother to me. We have spent years now, he and I, discussing every facet of this thing called life together, over beers, over texts, through e-mails, and over more beers. When I was […]

Whatever You Can Do, Begin It


On November 1st,  I was challenged to get involved in NaNoWriMo. I had never heard of such a thing. After a quick Google search I realized I was too late to be involved in NaNoWriMo this year, and that was that. Except it wasn’t. For those of you unfamiliar with the term – and I […]

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