Is Your Life a Cliché?

Is Your Life a Cliché?

This morning, I woke at 5:45am, brushed my teeth, turned on the coffee pot (which I’d filled and prepped last night), then sat in my office to noodle this blog post and check a website or two. When my coffee was finished brewing, I poured myself a cup (cream and...
What’s Controlling You?

What’s Controlling You?

I once competed in an Olympic triathlon. Then, over the next 60 days, I followed with a cycle century, a half-ironman triathlon, and a marathon. When he was 20, Sean trimmed his body fat to 8%. In high school, I memorized Edgar Allan Poe’s, The Raven. It wasn’t for a...
Is Revenge Ever Justified?

Is Revenge Ever Justified?

Sean once told me a revenge story from back when he worked in his father’s flower shop. This story even makes me angry, hearing it third-party and years later. The shop — which was called Rainbows; insert your rainbow-farting Sean joke here — based a large part of its...
What Defines You?

What Defines You?

A long, long, long time ago — I’m talking as long as six or nine months ago, like way back — I was a fairly well-known blogger. I wrote posts with what my podcast co-host Dave calls “goth titles,” like The Universe Doesn’t Give a Flying Fuck About You. Those posts...
This is the end

This is the end

Sean let me, Johnny, write this week’s email/post. So here we go! I first started writing fiction for real a year ago with Fat Vampire, a book about a lovable guy named Reginald who’s turned into a not-quite-Twilight-style vampire, and has to learn to use...