Writing Prompt Response: You are a humble villager in a generic fantasy world. Everyone awaits the prophecised hero. One day a wandering magician enters your village and exclaims: “Alas, you are the one I was looking for – the harbringer of doom – the antagonist! Now go forth and wreak havoc!”

I really need to do more writing. I don’t feel I’m horrible at it, in and of itself, but it’s a skill that requires constant working.

Writing Prompt Response: A computer is filling out DnD stats based off of yourself. You see your stats and you’re surprised to see you have an exceptionally high skill you didn’t realize you were good at…

I am going to be sharing things I have written on here, fiction and nonfiction. I’ve already shared blog posts I’ve written, but there’s much more I can, and should, write.

Guest Article: Autumn – A Time for Cuddling (1 of 2)

A special thanks to my good friend Kenneth Green for letting me write a post on his blog. You can find it here. This will be a two part series that discusses staying close to someone you are romantically involved with, and rekindling things when the fire dulls to embers. I’m hoping to write more themed content like this in the future, and hoping it will help this blog’s focus and purpose take shape!

She’s Almost 5 Years Old, People

Last night my daughter informed me our oldest had hurt her, by “being mean” and specifically by not letting her sit in a chair that he was using as a foot rest. I asked her “What do you think his punishment should be?”

She goes “Umm… we can punch him?”

I say “No, honey. We don’t punch people, that’s not okay.” Then thinking about recent events, I added “Unless they are Nazis.”

My daughter smiles and seems to understand, and she says “OK.” After a few more moments, she then says. “So I can punch [big brother], because he’s a Not See?”

Advice from the book “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck”

“There is a simple realization from which all personal improvement and growth emerges. This is the realization that we, individually, are responsible for everything in our lives, no matter the external circumstances. We don’t always control what happens to us. But we always control how we interpret what happens to us, as well as how we respond.”