On any given day, there occurs a great deal of cultural stereotyping that we as 21st century Americans are prone to engaging in, whether conscious of it or not.… Read more "Evangelizing Terror and the Modern Crusades"
For Part II, click here. Three and a half years later Particularly during the summer, western Washington is a very, very lovely place to be. Henry was… Read more "Things Left Behind [Part III]"
The first thing you should know about Handsomebeast's upcoming album (aptly titled "The Badass Future") is that it was not easy to make. In point of fact,… Read more "Meet the new Beast (still Handsome)"
Boston, MA 9 November 2016 D-Day +1 Right, so it happened. Let us begin by acknowledging that, or at least trying to, because this all remains very… Read more "What’s Next?"
8 October 2016 It is a delightful and rainy Saturday afternoon. I am holed up with a relatively benign hangover in someone else’s really rather nice Greenpoint…… Read more “Finding Trouble in New York”
I write to you, my love, from a very humble abode, from a place so dark you can see a glint in the devil's eye. I write… Read more "Postcards From Hell"
It is 9 AM on a Wednesday, and relax, all I’m drinking is coffee. Two months ago, I began this series in an effort to confront my relationship with…… Read more “Alcohol Diaries [Entry No. 2]”
Two friends are smoking spliffs and listening to music in a hazy living room. They are 26 and 27, respectively; both between jobs. One is responsible, polite,…… Read more “Body Temperature”
Breaking news: We are all fucked. November 8th — the big day, Election Day. It’s drawing ever nearer and, for many, instilling more dread with every passing moment. We…… Read more “Six Weeks Out”
July 2013 Rome, Italy Sometime after dark I was abroad, on holiday, single — that last one is usually implied — and falling in love with a city…… Read more “Of Sirens, Real or Otherwise [Entry No. 2]: Roman Holiday”
It is now 1:45 PM on a Friday, and I’m not drinking. That is a good thing. I’ve been doing it a lot recently — drinking, that…… Read more “Alcohol Diaries [Entry No. 1]”
I have a scar on the bridge of my nose. It was acquired on my fifth birthday, or rather given to me. Yes, that’s a more accurate…… Read more “Birthday, Bloody Birthday”
Little known fact: I was born in Dallas, TX. It is little known because I am not proud of it. Having lived there for a handful of…… Read more “Dallas”
1,653 days. That’s how long he had been clean. Clean is a term which befits the state of sobriety, because when you’re an addict, anything else eventually…… Read more “Godless Paradise”