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Write only when you have something to say. ~ David Hare The last time I wrote on this site was five months ago. I'd been writing here regularly for a few years, and simply put, I felt like I'd run out of things to say, so I said nothing. Turns o…

So many of our days, so much of our society, is built on the idea of battling our very selves. To a certain extent, that's necessary: when left unconstrained, unbounded, we humans can be reckless and downright harmful beasts. We need form, so we bui…

In my hometown, just on the other side of a floodwall that runs perpendicular to the Ohio River, lies a small, run-down store that occupied much of my time and thoughts as a teenager. It’s called the Sound Xchange. In it lie treasures untold: racks…

If life is a series of moments, we have incredible power over how we live our lives, simply because we have incredible power over how we spend each moment. This moment (for example), you’re reading my words... but you could just as easily be reading…

My first concert was a homecoming celebration just on the other side of the river from my hometown, in Parkersburg, West Virginia. There were games and spectacles of the sort you'd expect at such a festival. And because I was nine at the time, those…

You can’t know how incredible it is in here. The beauty and the majesty, and, at the next corner, the depravity. There are whirlwinds and windows and trees and even the occasional clown. There is misery and triumph and heartbreak and somber reflectio…