Quora (or: Why I Need to Pull the Plug on “Life Hacks,” relationship advice to those without girlfriends, and explaining why Raskilnikov was a Hero)

Minus the dashes. I read two answers that rhymed with”Google co-founder” and who-the-hell-cares. Sorry, kids.  My distrust of you and your lack of anything interesting going on upstairs has become a full-blown phobia.  So I wrote this. Because it works. And it’s never a situation you expect to be in. But one day you just might […]

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The Time I Saw A Ghost

OK. It’s 1998. I had just moved to LA. My brother is living in a room no bigger than a jail cell for two. In the span of a month I had lost all faith in everything I was doing but the hell if I was going to leave and not watch it all crash like […]

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Writing and Why You Shouldn’t Bother

Because you don’t just choose to become a writer. It’s not an open job fair on your college quad. It certainly isn’t the Top-10 list-making genre used by respected and no-longer-respected media outlets alike. And it sure as hell isn’t because Auntie Yum Yum thought you wrote the prettiest, most emotionally scarred adolescent vampiric prose she had […]

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“You ain’t no Howard Hughes…”

            post-apocalyptic-optimists: the manifesto “I assure you, doctor…It is relatively simple matter for a weathered charlatan like myself to put up with so small a carnival as this…”  — Friedrich Nietzsche (post-sanity) …and here I thought there would be nothing at this party besides the cool, incandescent judgements of a […]

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