In the era of constant connection, how do some remain invisible? Like most writers, artists and non-hunks/babes of the world, I was largely anonymous in my teen years. I had my friends, my groups and my failed attempts at finding love that inevitably led to heartache, but while I was a bit higher profile than … Continue reading Invisible

Bipolar II

I've never been reluctant to talk about aspects of my mental health that for most normal people would be private. I wrote about my self-diagnosis last year when I described myself as having "Bipolar SAD," a condition that does not officially exist from a DSM-IV standpoint.  Well, it turns out, even though I made up … Continue reading Bipolar II

Snap Judgments and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

"It was a Jump to Conclusions mat." ~ The fat guy. I'm seriously not trying to read too much into this because it was really an insignificant moment.  But it illustrates a point so I'm gonna mention it. A little more than a week back, at that whole Soul Club Shebang (maybe they should change … Continue reading Snap Judgments and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

The Rich Are Different Than You and Me

"Americans, while occasionally willing to be serfs, have always been obstinate about being peasantry." ~ The Great Gatsby It feels like this debate over wealth distribution has to be reaching a tipping a point.  Between the Occupy Walls Street Protests, the Republican candidate debates and the release of the report detailing "Trends in the Distribution … Continue reading The Rich Are Different Than You and Me

I’ll give you all I got to give if you say you’ll love me too

So, here's the scene: I'm leaving my job at [Downtown Seattle clothing store] and walking home.  Normally I put my headphones on before I'm even out the door, but I was distracted reading an email on my phone (that's right, I'm a baller like that) and I just didn't think.  If this were a zombie … Continue reading I’ll give you all I got to give if you say you’ll love me too

What God and Hipsters Have In Common

Not to harp on this subject any longer, but one of the funnier comments left on the Washington Post article was one referring to me, inexplicably, as a "Pretentious Hipster Doofus."  Or something like that, I'm not really gonna research it. This is quite funny to me and, I imagine, to most people who have … Continue reading What God and Hipsters Have In Common

Fight Club and the Age of Extremism

My fist viewing of the movie Fight Club was in high school in the basement of my best friend’s family home.  By this point, the movie had already gained a hefty deal of notoriety and reverence from the teenage/college boy set.  It was, after all, a movie about skinny guys beating the bejeezus out of … Continue reading Fight Club and the Age of Extremism

Arguments Against Gay Marriage: Addendum

In a previous post, I discussed common arguments against gay marriage and laid out counterarguments against them.  Considering the blog setting, the post couldn't possibly deal with all of the nuances of each argument.  I attempted to make my points as readable and succinct as possible without expending too much energy on arguments that are, … Continue reading Arguments Against Gay Marriage: Addendum