So I wrote this, not to brag — because there’s nothing to brag about. But to perhaps inspire or encourage someone to keep hustling, keep writing, keep doing. This is my timeline. There are many like it, but this one is mine. 1980. Born. This is where I’m supposed to say something generic about how … More Look Out Literary World: A Time Line of Being a Writer
It was middle school. It was the science fair. And it was mandatory. I need to go on record with this one. Just to clarify what the fuck I was thinking. Not that anyone remembers or cares. Except I imagine myself perched on a velvet throne chair in the memory of a teacher somewhere, some grizzled … More My Science Fair Project, Explained. Years Later.
This weekend, I went to a huge indoor toy collector show at the state fairgrounds. My relationship to collecting has changed greatly over the last few years. As long time readers will remember, this blog used to heavily feature collecting and my thoughts on the acquired objects. What changed? Only everything. We had two kids. … More I Went to a Toy Collector Show. Here is the Play by Play.
Outside of my immediate family, I didn’t speak a word to other humans until I was twelve. I had selective mutism. I didn’t have a name for this condition until I was in my late-twenties, dating my now-wife. When I met her, she worked with people with cognitive disabilities, and would go on to become … More I Had a Rare Childhood Anxiety Disorder Where I Didn’t Talk. I Talk Now. Here’s What I Have to Say About It.
I had an emo livejournal friend in the early 2000s. She is now a lauded, award-winning author. A National Book Award finalist. Her debut novel is being developed into a “Black Mirror-esque” television series. Entertainment Weekly writes feature articles about her. She’s written for the New Yorker. She gets her own sidebar profile when you … More I Had a LiveJournal Friend. She’s Now a Massively Famous Author. This is a Feeling.