Tips for Increasing and Prolonging Your Insomnia

Tips for Increasing and Prolonging Your Insomnia

As an chronic insomniac, you’d think I’d be interested in sharing positive advice to spread on how to improve your chances for sleep. Not really, because I hear it all the time from my doctor: eat well, drink less, and…

Linking to Wikipedia: A Personal Quandary

Linking to Wikipedia: A Personal Quandary

In many of the posts on here, I provide links to additional information via Wikipedia. I’m conflicted about this decision. Part of the difficulty is that I was someone that spent hours upon hours sifting through articles, books, and yes,…

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Having lately dealt with repeated clashes on my Facebook page from sharing politically-oriented articles, which were promptly berated by family members, the readings I present here gave me additional clarity about what was happening. They provided a framework that helped me…

Upgrading to Junkyard Heartstrings 2.0

Upgrading to Junkyard Heartstrings 2.0

On Sunday it’s going to be the official one year anniversary of Junkyard Heartstrings, marking the first complete show we played at The Stomping Ground. While I’ve intimated the direction we are aiming to head in with regards to writing…

2016: A New Odyssey

2016: A New Odyssey

“Looks like freedom but it feels like death / It’s something in between, I guess.” – Leonard Cohen, “Closing Time“ Since deciding the adjunct life was not working for me, I’ve been taking my time to explore job opportunities, consider…

Can’t Help Thinking About David Bowie

Can’t Help Thinking About David Bowie

I neglected to post this when I first heard the news of David Bowie’s passing, relayed by a sweet note left by my wife to gently break the news to me. Here are a few words I had to say…

Into the Wild: Moving Away from Adjunct Teaching

Into the Wild: Moving Away from Adjunct Teaching

I’ve been far more distracted from the blog and pleasurable writing than I intended being this year. My days and nights have been filled with the unpleasant tasks of composing cover letters and carefully filling out online applications. I made…