Writing

90’s Lyrics Were Whack

90’s Lyrics Were Whack

I’ve been listening to a lot of 90’s on 9 since it’s SiriusXM free preview week. This is the music I grew up with and the music that I love most to this day. But the more I look back, the more I realize the lyrics just didn’t make any sense at all. Fly by…

I Am Not Entitled to Internet Fame and Fortune

I Am Not Entitled to Internet Fame and Fortune

Since it’s a Thursday, and since the New York Times decided to tackle the subject, it’s time to hate on Medium again. Such a pain, always having to complain about products and services I love… In the NY Times article, Ev Williams — founder of Medium — asserts that the internet is broken. “I think the internet is broken….

Thoughts While Playing Mass Effect for Seven Straight Hours

Thoughts While Playing Mass Effect for Seven Straight Hours

Or: How I Spent My Day Off Alright! Time to explore uncharted galaxies and expand our understanding of science. Just after this load screen… I’ll explore after I spend twenty minutes creating the perfect character first. And her twin brother too? Ok, whatever. So we’ve been asleep for 600 years? What a journey! Everything you know…

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….

How Not to Reach 25,000 Followers and Make Money on Medium

How Not to Reach 25,000 Followers and Make Money on Medium

A few days ago a story popped into my feed explaining how to make $500 writing on Medium. Cynicism forced me to see what kind of “advice” was being invented. The sum total was: Follow everyone and hope they follow you back Pay for the author’s Medium course to know the rest Exactly as I…

The Stats Matter

The Stats Matter

I don’t write enough. I know this is a fact that I need to remedy but the truth is I’m lazy. The other truth is that as much as I like to pretend the stats don’t matter, the stats matter. It’s demoralizing when you work on a piece and you think it’s got something and…

Memories From My First Job

Memories From My First Job

There once was a time when I worked a less, how shall I say, rewarding job. Like many people, my first venture into the workforce was at a local grocery store. I was sixteen, a sophomore in high school, and looking for money. So, I turned to the “we hire everyone” mentality of the local…