Be like the promontory against which the waves continually break; but it stands firm and tames the fury of the water around it. “I am unhappy, because this has happened to me.” Not so: say “I am happy, though this has happened to me, because I continue free from pain, neither crushed by the present […]
I’ve set a goal for myself to write at least one post a day, even a short one. It took a really long time to think of something this morning, and I never really came upon any interesting ideas. It did occur to me, however, that I’m in the middle of a (very) delayed writer’s […]
One of life’s great pleasure is to watch people be really good at things. I was enthralled by Michael Jordan when I was a boy. No one could touch him, and it seemed like magic to me, but I was really passionate about basketball for a long time because of that. (If you want a […]
“If principles do not lead to growth, find new principles.” For my whole life, until a few months ago, I didn’t realize I was an extremely negative person. It didn’t show to most people, because I’ve learned to be painfully polite over the years. A lot of this had to do with principles (or assumptions, […]
2016 was a year a deep reflection and (hopefully) growth for me. One of the reasons for this was the change I made from reading fiction to reading what you might call self-improvement and business literature. However, some of the last fiction I read was Michael Crichton, who is one of the most informed science […]
Nemisis A short story based on a reddit.com/r/writingprompts post. Dear world, I need you to know. Before Harry, it’s actually hard to remember what life was like. I floated through life, as so many of us do, not wanting to think much about where I was floating to. After undergrad, I found some sales […]
I’m always trying to pull textures and patterns out of my surroundings. For some reason, it’s satisfying to show things in shallow depth of field to alter my perspective, to show a pattern that echos something else, or to draw attention to missed details. Since I love plants so much, I often find myself preferring […]
Even though I’ve been making pipes for exactly 7 years this Christmas, I’ve never made a Christmas pipe. Until now. And…dadadadaaaa… here it is. I haven’t decided whether to sell it or not yet; if it’s still here on Christmas day, I’ll probably keep it.