Nature is a Healing Space

On September 30, 2020, I decided to do something I would not ordinarily do. I had been toying with the idea of trying new things, and I happened to be in the mood for a small adventure. As is the case with most people, the places that are local are often the least explored. WeContinue reading “Nature is a Healing Space”

How are you?

Hi, thanks for asking. Truth be told, I’m not doing very well. I have tried to keep this blog free from reminders about the COVID-19 pandemic and the impending United States election, but as with all things I try to avoid, they have finally caught up with me. As you know, a plague has descendedContinue reading “How are you?”

Of Inspiration and Mentors

Listening to Neil Gaiman talk about writing with Sir Terry Pratchett and creating Good Omens together is a story I will never get tired of hearing. Especially when he compares it to having Michelangelo “ring you up” to go paint a ceiling together. It reminds me of how I became great friends with my favoriteContinue reading “Of Inspiration and Mentors”

Happy Halloween!

I wanted to make a Halloween post, but I couldn’t think of a single thing to write about, so instead, I’m sharing my favorite Saturday Night Live Halloween sketch with all of you. Enjoy! David S. Pumpkins A haunted elevator attraction tries to spook its riders (Beck Bennett, Kate McKinnon) with an original character, DavidContinue reading “Happy Halloween!”

On the Subject of Fatherhood: A Good Omens Gift

As I write this, it is 8:56 am, and I figure now is as good a time as any to finally put to words what I’ve been thinking over the past year. I have written about the trauma I sustained due to child abuse I experienced and because of this trauma, I have struggled forContinue reading “On the Subject of Fatherhood: A Good Omens Gift”

Crossroads: Part Six, Conclusion

From my point of view as an individual who has endured countless hours of abuse at the hands of my father, and as one who has tasted success in the academic world, I know that life has its difficulties. My purpose for writing my memoir is to achieve some sort of reprieve from the innerContinue reading “Crossroads: Part Six, Conclusion”

To the World: Flashes of Love in Good Omens

It’s no secret that Good Omens is a novel based on love, adapted into a television series built on love, and inspired a fandom full of love. Love is the driving force that propels the story forward. There are countless examples from Aziraphale and Crowley’s love for each other, to Adam’s love for Tadfield, toContinue reading “To the World: Flashes of Love in Good Omens”

Crossroads: Part Five, University & Present Day

After graduating from high school in 2010, I started to feel that the weight of the world was lifting. I started the one newest chapters of my life at university that fall. At university, I had friends with whom I would spend nearly all of my time. I never lived on campus, but I wouldContinue reading “Crossroads: Part Five, University & Present Day”

Crossroads: Part Four, High School

High school was the beginning of a fresh start. I was inducted into the Senior Beta Club and I joined the Future Business Leaders of America, also known as FBLA. I began to laugh more and live more. I started to go to the movies and I felt more alive than I have in soContinue reading “Crossroads: Part Four, High School”

Crossroads: Part Three, Adolescence

Adolescence brought with it an entirely new set of challenges. There I struggled with my past and the now disintegrated relationship with my father. As I got older, my understanding of what in endured grew more and more concrete. As a young child in elementary school, I was bubbly and outgoing. That changed slowly overContinue reading “Crossroads: Part Three, Adolescence”

Crossroads: Part Two, Childhood

I have four half-sisters and six half-brothers. I am my mother’s only child, while my father has children from previous relationships. My early years in school were very productive, though I was often sick. In kindergarten, I missed about eighty days from school because I was out sick with various illnesses. There was not everContinue reading “Crossroads: Part Two, Childhood”