What’s Your Favorite Story?

What’s Your Favorite Story?

My pandemic pastime is rewatching entire franchises of content. In 2020, my wife and I rewatched the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe from start to finish. 2021 is devoted to the entire Star Wars empire — not just the films, but all the canonized tv shows as well. So far, we’ve watched the three prequels (meh), the amazing…

Get Twisted

Get Twisted

A few weeks ago, my wife and I were watching a movie. The climax of the film caught me off guard — I didn’t see the twist coming. My wife, however, did. “You’re a writer,” she said, “you know how plot and characters work. You should have seen this coming, too.” I want to read stories and…

Tell Me Why

Tell Me Why

The city cut down a tree in front of our neighbor’s house today. I’m not sure why the tree was cut down. Perhaps it was sick? All I know is a team with big machines and trucks spent the better part of the morning cutting down the giant tree. Now it’s just a stump, which…

Why I’m Not Leaving Medium

Why I’m Not Leaving Medium

Quitting Medium seems to be all the rage these days. Let’s be honest, it’s been the rage for awhile now. People have been publishing, as Timothy R. Dunn puts it, condescending “Why I’m Leaving Medium” stories for as long as the platform has been around. I’ve been hitting publish on Medium three years this month….

It’s Time to Grow Up

It’s Time to Grow Up

If you’re anything like me, you put off becoming an adult as long as as possible. I graduated from college and the lifestyle cultivated during those four years carried over into my newly adult world. I stayed up late. I ate whatever bacon-topped, cheese dripping thing that came my way. To say I was inactive…