Self-Helpless: a superficial inquiry into the first world obsession with spiritual depth

I am a sucker for deep quotes, deep thoughts and accounts about deep journeys that make my quest through the treacherous valleys of living life with uncertainty arresting me at every turn, less lonely. Words that soothe me to help me feel normal. So I get it. I don’t want to come at my self-help-championing … More Self-Helpless: a superficial inquiry into the first world obsession with spiritual depth

No Sissies: An Open Letter to Hawksley Workman

Dear… Hawksley…? Mr. Workman? Or do you prefer being addressed in full: Hawksley Workman? For all intents and purposes though, as I scribe to you this letter, I will call you Hawksley – not to ignore your preference nor to ignore the proper nomenclature inherent in addressing a performer’s stage name/persona – simply because this … More No Sissies: An Open Letter to Hawksley Workman

“Patience, young grasshopper” and Other Clichéd Resolutions for 2016

In the last two days, two moments occurred when I almost got hit by a car. Almost. Were it not for the variants of distance, velocity, strength and my own instinct to move, something may have happened. But it didn’t. I charge on. A bit more shaken than I was prior to those two days, … More “Patience, young grasshopper” and Other Clichéd Resolutions for 2016

Why Superman?

Superman is the ubiquitous superhero. He is the emblem of all emblems. You think superhero, you think Superman. Particularly if you are not into superheroes at all. I am suspicious of people who say their favourite superhero is Superman. Seems like a half-ass answer, you know? He’s a demi-god. Who sympathizes with a demi-god? Now Batman, … More Why Superman?