Tag: writing

Art is uncomfortable

Art, By Its Very Nature, Is Uncomfortable

Art, By Its Very Nature, Is Uncomfortable A couple of years ago, I visited a well-known and extremely popular flea market in Johannesburg, South Africa. At that particular flea market, there was a stall called The Little Shop of Strange...

/ September 16, 2017

#NationalSuicidePreventionWeek: 5 Famous Writers Who Battled Mental Illness

If you think that the incidence of suicide isn’t nearly as problematic as the media makes it out to be, consider that nearly 45,000 people die annually by their own hand in the United States alone. The suicide of rock...

/ September 15, 2017
Writing is my anti-depressant of choice

Why Writing Is Still My Anti-Depressant Of Choice

It’s been a rough couple of weeks, to say the least. I won’t bore you with the minutiae of why things have been a little, shall we say “taxing”, on the emotional front, but I will give you the précis...

/ September 11, 2017
Heavy music

How Heavy Music Has Taught Me to Love Myself

Heavy metal music is extremely important to me, and I often refer to it in pieces about my own life experiences. I have literally unfriended people for insulting my taste in music; and not in the superficial Facebook kind of...

/ September 7, 2017
Signs of success

4 Subtle Signs That You’ve Made It

Success is a subtle thing. It does’t announce itself or make some grand, flamboyant entrance. You don’t just wake up one day and “feel” successful, declaring to the world “hey, I’ve made it! Suck on that, world!”. Success is a...

/ September 2, 2017