I have a love/hate relationship with social media. I love the idea of connecting with lots of awesome people that I might not otherwise have the opportunity to talk to on a regular basis, but I hate the way it makes me feel…anxious, as if I’m being self-absorbed if I don’t post on Twitter for
Big books often get all the glory. Books that deal with huge issues or that are crazy and over the top. Quieter books often fall between the cracks, but it’s often the quietest books that affect us the most. Trish Doller’s SOMETHING LIKE NORMAL is one such book. Here’s the description from BN.com When Travis
The blog might be a little quieter than normal this summer. I’ve got some huge projects at my day job, a couple of great writing projects that I hope to tell you about soon, and a much needed vacation to Vegas all planned for this summer. But I’ll try to post as I think of
I read two things today that annoyed me. The first was a letter over at Slate to Dear Prudence from a father who was seeking advice about his 8 year-old son who displayed effeminate traits. The question in the letter isn’t that important, what’s important is that the letter writer, Prudence, and many of the
Last night I watched Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows. I always enjoy Robert Downey Jr, and the relationship between his Sherlock and Jude Law’s Watson was my favorite part of the first movie. As I watched the second installment last night, I was delighted to discover that their on-screen chemistry was even better. All-in-all it
I’m fat again. It seems like once every 16 months I go through this phase where I lose the weight and then slowly gain it all back. I’ve pinpointed my problems and they boil down to lack of exercise. Basically, my schedule looks like this: 6:30-9:30am: Get up and write. Drink coffee.9:30-10am: Get ready for
Recently, I’ve been watching Game of Thrones. I avoided it for a while because I just didn’t have the time to devote to another TV show. I still haven’t got the time now, but I got sucked into it and now I can’t escape. The show is successful for a lot of reasons. It’s beautiful,
Awesome things are happening all around you. If you give up, you’ll miss them all.