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Dimensional Rift

The hounds of hell are loose. Mephisto must be pissed to let those fiery demons out. I wasn’t planning to keep the bike, but there’s no way I’m returning it now, not without my limbs becoming mangled chew toys. That angelic prick Gabriel better be waiting for me. I twist the throttle and lower my… Continue reading

A Week of Poor Writing

Modern English, especially written English, is full of bad habits which spread by imitation and which can be avoided if one is willing to take the necessary trouble. If one gets rid of these habits one can think more clearly, and to think clearly is a necessary first step toward political regeneration: so that the… Continue reading

The Equipotent E-book

Roughly a year ago I wrote an ode to literature and my love of books, which I wrote while still mainly reading good old-fashioned books. I owned a Kindle, which I ended up liking more than I thought I would, but eventually the allure of textured pages and the smell of dried ink made me… Continue reading

BLT: The PRISM War

Hello girls and boys! Today’s “Bytes of Literature and Technology” post is special because I will be discussing both literature AND technology. Are you excited? I’m excited. Let’s get started- I recently finished reading the first installment of Brent Weeks’s Lightbringer series entitled The Black Prism. The story takes place in a world where some… Continue reading

Sketchbook Wonderland

[The insane] derive a great deal of comfort and consolation from their imagination, that they enjoy their madness sufficiently to endure the thought that its validity does not extend beyond themselves. – Andre Breton, Twentieth Century Surrealist Damn alarm clock, Michael thought, eyeing the beeping nuisance through half-opened eyes. He silenced the clock with an… Continue reading

The Mind of Martial Arts

I must give up my desire to force, direct, strangle the world outside of me and within me in order to be completely open, responsible, aware, alive. This is often called “to make oneself empty” – which does not mean something negative, but means the openness to receive. (Bruce Lee) There is a great scene… Continue reading

Royal Revenge

Deep in the Entangled Forest, far from any distinguishable path, a dilapidated old cabin sat sheltered against a steep hill. The windows were either boarded up or covered with blankets riddled by moth holes and cigarette burns. What little light managed to pierce through the trees leaked into the dusty cabin. Nick and Donnie were… Continue reading

Thoughts of Boston

I’ll do my best to avoid falling off a precipice into an acidic pool of my own negativity, but I make no guarantees given the subject matter. Please bear with me. A few hours ago I heard about the tragic bombings at the Boston marathon, resulting in two confirmed deaths (so far) and untold injuries. And… Continue reading

The Heart of Martial Arts

Lately I’ve had the challenge of working with a web developer who was hired to rebuild my company’s website. Before I got involved the developer consulted with the owners about the project, collaborating on layout, design, and all the elements we wanted to effectively market our business. After a couple months of work, the developer… Continue reading

Why I Write

I love control. I also love creating something from nothing, using words as my medium and demons as fuel, like a warlock casting spells. More than ever before, we are constantly harassed by advertising images and assaulted with toxic, underdeveloped ideologies that serve a privileged few, deafening the thoughts in our own minds. Meditation is… Continue reading