Annapolis

My dad died of cancer when I was 17 years old. When I look back on the 23 year long road that brings me to sitting on the edge of my bed typing at this computer, I divide it up into clearly delineated chapters. The “My Dad is Dying of Cancer” chapter is one of […]

The Smallness of Language

So, it is 5:07am and I’m reflecting on my life and by association, writing and communication, as one is wont to do at hours like this. Other than the hour, the main thing which prompted these thoughts was the discovery of a year-old “Things to Do Before I Die” list in an old notebook in […]

Pescetarian Genocide

The biggest bummer about being vegan is this: you have to constantly be coddling other peoples’ guilt complexes about the fact that they’re not. I’d say most people are aware of the fact that veganism is the right thing to do, regardless of whether or not they’ll say it out loud. So as soon as […]

Sleep Deprivation

So I barely sleep anymore at all. I am beginning to feel serious long term effects of this insomnia and sleep deprivation. I started out in life – as so many people do – as someone who enjoys a good period of insomnia induced dementia and giddiness. Everyone knows that the best episode of the […]

Bloodbath!

Yesterday on NPR there was yet another economic story about the Wall Street crisis. Another bank going bankrupt, more white people out of work. I’m a fuckin NPR junkie so I stay up on my current events, and currently the only event that’s going on in the world is that a lot of financial institutions […]

Disaster

This is a very brief entry but I felt the need to share a very brief story about a really weird thing that happened to me once. It was something like six months ago, back when it was just starting to get warm outside. I was walking from my apartment on Boulevard down toward VCU […]

Kill Yourself

It is 4:23am. I am in the worst mood ever. Here is a list of reasons that you should kill yourself. 1. You will probably suffer from some debilitating mental or physical illness in your lifetime. It might be a cancer that destroys your internal organs and forces you through many painful treatments before it […]

Near Death, Vol 1

I grew up Oregon Hill, when it was still a pretty hood place to live. I lived there until I was 17 (2002) when my dad died and I moved off on my own. I moved back to the Hill in 2006 for a few months with the worst combination of people ever. Regardless of […]

Marathon

The story – however inaccurate – told by Herodotus (known either as the father of history or the father of lies) is a stirring one and we all know it. Darius of Persia is on a mission to conquer every piece of land on the globe. He’s got horses, he’s got archers, he’s got heavy […]

Sotto Voce

I have a tendency occasionally to hyperfocus, which means that when I’m really in the zone about something, a video game (rarely), writing (fairly often), staring at someone (very often), or listening to music (very often), I tend not to notice a lot of other surroundings, like for example, someone honking their horn to tell […]