My mom always told me to be kind to everyone, but especially to girls. I was to be equally kind to every single girl I came across because in my mom’s eyes I was never old enough to date. This was never an issue. I developed crushes, as any fourth or fifth grader does, but kept the opposite sex at bay with the barrier of … Continue reading My Apologies, Ma’am
Stories are the key to the gateway to the past, present, and future. In my career in academia and outside of it, I’ve sat at the Knights’ round table, slept on a gondola in Venice, painted a white fence in Missouri, fought for survival during the Depression, threw parties in a mansion in hopes of catching the eye of the one I love, fought otherworldly … Continue reading A Man of All Time
I started writing down all the memories from my adolescence that have forged who I am as a person in a notebook. The more the list grew, the more I realized that nearly all of them had been revisited, tampered with, and included into the monstrosity that is my incomplete novel. At that moment, I understood the impact of this book. Whether it impacts readers … Continue reading Labor of Love
One of the biggest issues I have as a writer is coming up with enough different ideas to reflect upon or topics to discuss. Seeing as how this is my blog and I can publish anything to my heart’s content, there are no true guidelines or restrictions, but I do set some barriers in my subconscious. I try not to make content repetitive or tiresome. … Continue reading Logic vs. Emotion: Why Do Some People Avoid Feeling?