Shutting Up: Learning to Listen and Love Silence

You learn a lot as you age. Priorities shift, things change, and you become better at a being a person. Your focus shifts from being popular and having tons of friends to taking care of yourself and building some sort of life. Things change in that you may see people less, or you may chooseContinue reading “Shutting Up: Learning to Listen and Love Silence”

Things to Lose in the New World – Volume VII: Royalty

Quite possibly one of the most antiquated social constructs still remaining in developed nations has to be the concept of royalty. I believe I’ve discussed royalty a bit at some point in my writing but not at length, so I wanted to examine it again in light of the recent interview with Meghan Markle andContinue reading “Things to Lose in the New World – Volume VII: Royalty”

Dying on the Steps of a Wildwood Motel: A Flirting Misadventure

Romance isn’t my strong suit. I’m a loving guy, and a total mush, but the wooing and flirting part isn’t something I’m particularly skilled at. Nor am I good at recognizing when I’m flirted with. In my early 20’s, I struggled meeting someone, anyone. I had no confidence, in no small part due to myContinue reading “Dying on the Steps of a Wildwood Motel: A Flirting Misadventure”

Things to Lose in the New World – Volume VI: Celebrity Obsession

America has a serious “none of your business” problem. Whether it be legislating a woman’s body or LGBTQ+ rights, America as a country is obsessed with things that really aren’t any of their business – private life, after all, is private. There’s a great deal more to say about that, and I will in theContinue reading “Things to Lose in the New World – Volume VI: Celebrity Obsession”

Media Pimps: Streaming Services

Streaming platforms are unavoidable. All entertainment, be it music or video, is relegated to various streaming services; each of them requires its own individual subscription. In other words, if you want to be able to keep up with the latest shows, you should probably have Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Disney Plus, Apple TV Plus, andContinue reading “Media Pimps: Streaming Services”

Challenging Your Tastes

It’s easy to get comfortable with what you like. You watch the shows and movies that you’ve always enjoyed, you listen to the music you’ve always enjoyed – it makes sense. After all, you found what works. Why fix what isn’t broken? While your tastes aren’t broken per se, they have gotten stagnant, complacent even.Continue reading “Challenging Your Tastes”