One of the toughest parts of the modern dystopia is the work world. Trying to convince some corporation to give you a job you hate so you don’t starve while making your art – well, it ain’t easy! Thankfully, I have found an astonishingly good way to get help when I’m on the job hunt … Continue reading How I Got a Kick-Ass Resume
Verdict: Lumsden can spin a yarn! This isn’t even my normal reading genre, so I was pleasantly surprised by how the story pulled me into a novel spin on the “urban fantasy” genre. In an alternate timeline, the modern world has been subjugated by the Dragon Lords, and humans now share space with gnomes, dwarves, … Continue reading Book Review: A Troll Walks Into A Bar by Douglas Lumsden
It’s difficult out there for Indie authors, and that is especially true in “Pro Book Review Land.” Scammers and shady actors abound, including some big names that once carried weight. What a circus! Thus I’m extremely grateful to IndieReader for providing a thorough, honest review (pro’s and con’s) of my debut speculative novel Dreamshadow. After … Continue reading How I Got A Professional Book Review
“God does not play dice.” Physics, cosmology, and spirituality increasingly overlap as our understanding grows, and perhaps the most universal law is the interconnectedness of all things. We live in a strangely fractal universe, in which the part is reflected in the whole and vice versa. Ancient magicians and alchemists used to say “as above, … Continue reading Hangover Zen to Kill the Dementors
I used to be very curious about power, money, and success (as so many young people are, particularly in a certain modern global empire). I felt like a “loser,” and I bought the lie that all “winners” get to the top through superior effort and work ethic, which means they deserve everything; “losers” are simply … Continue reading Power, Money, and Sex
Disclaimer: mental health is a major issue and needs far more attention from society. I personally deal with mental health challenges and advocate for destigmatizing these discussions. However, the often-ignored side of it is this: Depression and anxiety are a natural response to conditions of oppression, powerlessness, and indignity. Where I live, medication flows like … Continue reading The Other Side of the Coin
WHY IS THE WORLD SO STUPID? Like many in the USA, I was angry and sad to hear certain news today. I pondered and I prayed; to be honest, I got high as a kite flown by Snoop Dogg during a Springtime windstorm. And lo, the HEAVENS spake unto me the secret cause of why … Continue reading De Nihilo
I’m not religious now, but when I was a kid, I was forced to read the Bible. A lot. Anyway, there was this interesting, sarcastic cultural reference about Corinth in the New Testament. Corinth was kind of like the hip, NYC of its day, which people quipped was just a place where people just sat … Continue reading On Corinthian Grapes and the Power of Doing
When I constantly define myself in opposition to something, I am actually defining my identity by the thing I am opposing. I am giving my power, identity, in a sense my SOUL to the thing I most detest in the world. This means that if ‘victory’ occurs, and that thing disappears from the world, the … Continue reading I Am More Than The List Of Things That I Hate
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