Copies of "The Road So Far" are no longer available to purchase. I would like to do something about that, but the truth is I have no control over it. "Why?" you ask. Let me tell you a story.
"Content Creator" is this era's greatest Orwellian euphemism, presenting the mindless sputum of the half-literate as 'content' and declaring the banging of one's head against a keyboard as 'creativity.'
For the month of May, let us refrain from negative criticisms. Instead, let's focus on the positive and #SpreadTheLove.
I wish more movies and books in the popular canon indulged in unreliable perspectives. While common wisdom claims this is the generation of irony, earnest narrators and protagonists remain quite in vogue. There is nothing wrong with sincerity, and in fact I frequently prefer it to irony which in the hands of lesser artists is nothing more than a feeble cover for having nothing to say. But fiction (and non-fiction, for that matter) benefits from a willingness to suggest, “Here’s one perspective, but it’s just one of many, and maybe it’s not even a very good one.”
This is a pretty common bit of wisdom that gets handed down from the old and wizened to the young and wide-eyed. It's excellent advice, too, if only because inertia is a powerful force, and the longer you put off your crazy, impractical dreams, the harder it will be to ever accomplish them. It's also a trap.
Fifiteen tattoos into my inkification, I have added one more literary icon to my chest plate: Mark Twain.
Any consumption of art is an act of exclusion. When you wander the aisles of a bookstore, scroll your Netflix queue or open Spotify, you are presented with a sea of choices and you narrow it down based on internal criteria. You could spend your entire life devoted to consuming art and you’d still never … Continue reading The Art Diet: A Changing Meal
Each new year brings into my path a plethora of strangers who will learn about what I do for the first time. As they learn about my life, I discover theirs: Their career aspirations, their dreams, their pasts, their ex-boyfriends and names of failed bands; the way they live.