Turns Out We All Believe In Climate Change, We Just Don’t Really Care

Turns Out We All Believe In Climate Change, We Just Don’t Really Care

The fact that the number of non-believers is so inflated makes those of us who bring our own reusable bags to the grocery store feel like Captain Planet. We get to feel like champions while not actually doing anything that makes a realistic difference. We don’t realize this because there isn’t a noticeable difference between actually doing something and just thinking we are.

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Adulting is Childish

Adulting is Childish

A childlike worldview and adult pragmatism can co-exist. They don’t cancel each other out unless you pit one against the other. Mailing out your rent and then hashtagging adulting! negates the actual act of getting something done because it switches your motives from completing a necessary task to gaining approval from others.

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Short Story Published

Short Story Published

I spent most of my 2018 writing time either submitted my latest novel to agents or working on trying to get some freelance work. I decided 2019 would be a return to actually composing fiction and (hopefully) getting some stories published.

I was lucky enough to be accepted into the inaugural issue of Capsule Stories which can be ordered here. It’s a sharp looking magazine and I’m quite excited for mine to show up in the mailbox.

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You are Being Watched and It’s Not Okay

You are Being Watched and It’s Not Okay

It’s easy to blow this out of proportion and say our privacy has disappeared and we’ve been brainwashed into accepting it because we believe we are lost in a sea of people so even if our information is being recorded there’s no way someone would actually choose us out of the vast well of possibilities. You know why it’s so easy to do that? Because it’s actually true.

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Grocery Protest

Grocery Protest

But of course, if a businessman realized that covering baby carriages with hypodermic needles could somehow save them seven cents in a fiscal quarter, the playgrounds would be filled with children with what looked to be bleeding chicken pox. All this to say, grocery stores rarely activate more than 20% of their checkout lanes.

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Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

Freelance writing has given me plenty of opportunities to learn. Did you know there’s a thing in olive oil called oleocanthal that helps fight cancer? Me neither. Not even right now. Anyways, I recently had the opportunity to learn that people are (big surprise) kinda shitty sometimes.

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