Today I Put Yesterday Away

The world is made up of tangle of ambitions. Everyone wants to think of themselves of strong in some kind of way, of competent and capable. The ultimate test of that strength is how well you can carry your aspirations out of your thoughts and into the physical world. Sometimes it feels like you’re climbing a stairs to nowhere, but a wise man once told me that it isn’t a staircase; its an escalator. You are progressing, however slow, but the speed of your rise depends on how much energy you are willing to put into it.

Living in the Future Past

Have you ever had a moment where reading the right thing at the right time made you change your perspective on life? Something so simple that, in the back of your mind you always knew, but spoken or read in a certain way just connects with you on a personal level? Maybe after going through a hard time where life really made you question yourself and everyone around you? “If you are depressed, you are living in the past, If you are anxious, you are living in the future, If…

“Did you copy that?”

One day, while I was sitting outside drawing, a friend of mine looked over at the picture and said “Wow, man.. That’s really good. Did you draw that off the top of your head?” He looked visibly impressed, which is something that always makes me feel good to see – despite how modest I am about my work. (I don’t think I’m really all that good of an artist, my sense of perspective and lighting are pretty… atrocious. ) “Nah,” I said. “I used a couple references.” My friend’s impressed…

Falling Out The Sky

I can still back out, should I back out? It was strange putting on a harness, I never had to put on a big belt-diaper before. Looking back on all the pictures, I could’ve probably picked a better outfit than my deadpool hoodie and some cheap matching sweatpants I bought from Modells right before our roadtrip to Jersey. Look at those people parachuting down from the sky. That’s about to be me… Oh god that’s about to be ME! Before I knew it I was with my group, I met…

The Adult-Switch

When you’re a child, becoming an adult seems like this grand metamorphosis. You go from having your entire life planned out for you to suddenly being able to make all the rules and set the standards. You get to choose the food, you get to drive the fast car, and you get money to buy whatever you want when you need it. Becoming an adult means gaining power. But for all of the perks of growing up, at what age do you actually cross that threshold from childhood into adulthood?…

SATISFACTION

To hell with what any self-righteous abstaintee (abstainer?) says, it feels good to feel good! What’s better than laying in bed, (maybe just a little bit inebriated) and falling asleep after a good meal with your favorite show or song playing? Spending the whole day playing a game, grinding until it’s not even fun anymore but you really want that legendary gear because of the satisfaction that comes with all the salt that erupts from everyone that lays eyes on you. Even when jobless, hell especially when jobless, sometimes a…

To All The Nerds

To any and all who ever wore the title of “nerd,” “geek” “weeb”  or whatever other label was placed on your curiosity and creativity.   Have you ever asked yourself what it means to be a nerd? Beyond stereotypes from the 1970s that stopped being funny somewhere around the 1990s and yet still stick around in our minds like hairy old gum? Our time is precious, and each breath is a second our timers tick down, so how we choose to spend it is important. Instead of the laws of…