Why I Don’t Believe In Writer’s Block

When did I stop believing in writer's block?  Somewhere between the time that I learned the ugly truth about how bananas are garbage fruits and that my phone has a notes app built into it.  Writer's block can be a monster when you're up against a deadline, real or imagined (but at least the latter only makes you feel terrible subjectively?), but for me, the question has never actually been if I could find a forward in the piece I was writing.  Depending on the situation, the issue could be anything from feeling like I wrote myself into a hole and forgot my ladder, to spacing out on that one idea I had that one time on how I'd handle part of a piece of writing, to some next level procrastination that's one of the few reasons I vacuum on a semi-regular basis.  But isn't that writer's block?  Well... Shut up...

Short Film Review: 850 Meters

For fame and fortune!!!! Quick quiz: what do a knight, princess, tall tower, and dragon have in common? If you guessed that the knight is trying to slay the dragon and save the princess (who it just happens will fall in love with him), then you've guessed right! Or you know, you know the story of Rapunzel or Shrek, or literally any knight & princess & dragon related fairy tale. And you don't know what's coming next in 850 Meters.

Wednesday Winddown: Beach Vibes

Hey Everyone!  It's halfway through the work week, and I'm pretty sure that we're all overdue for a little bit of a chillout.  This week on the Wednesday Winddown, it's a beachy vibes kind of a day.  Check out the playlist below for the tunes that I'll be playing when I hit the road out of the office.  ...Or just blast it while you're working, I'm not your boss or the headphone police.  Cheers!

Tin Foil Hats (DON’T) Work

THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO READ OUR MINDS!   ...I mean probably, but honestly, it'll be through machine learning algorithms that figure out our next decisions before we do so that the pre-crime unit can come arrest us first (or was that just in Minority Report?).  In the age of RFID chips and facial recognition and big brother databases maybe it makes sense to protect your privacy.  So instead of starting by ditching social media (thanks Facebook!), picking out a nice VPN to protect your data, and maybe even reading an end user agreement when you sign up for something or download some new software, let's explore why tin foil hats are a waste of your time!  And money!  And, I mean probably dignity...

The Last Light Of The Watchtower

A bird fluttered away from its nest for the first time today. It didn't make it too far, as it was still learning how to fly, but when it stopped at the top of a rock to rest, it saw something. In the distance, on the top of another rock, thing, there was a light glowing. The bird tweeted to itself, and turned around, looking for the sun. The sun was behind the bird. Turning its head around, looking every which way, it found the moon, off to another side. There was a light behind the rock, thing...