New Coffee Table Book – 101 Questions for Single Parents!

This book is for you if… …you’re a sleep-deprived single mom who can name at least 50 Pokémon but can’t keep your kids’ names straight or remember where you parked your car at the grocery store. …you’re a single father who sits in a morning work meeting, waiting to give… Continue reading

Why I Won’t Do Commissioned Art

“Can you paint a portrait of me, but as a sexy, armor-wearing warrior queen? And thirty lbs. lighter?” No. And you mean forty-five lbs. “Can you paint my dog? He’s really cute. Look how his tongue hangs out the left side of his mouth. I really want to capture him in… Continue reading

50 Things I Really Worry About

I’m not a person who worries about much of anything. After all, worrying helps nothing. It only adds to one’s suffering. And yet…here’s fifty things that concern me almost every single day: I sometimes wonder whether I’m spending enough time with my son. …or whether I’m actually the helicopter dad I… Continue reading

How to Write 10 Books a Year (and how not to)

Part 1 of 2 – The ideal schedule 6:30 AM – Wake up, enjoy a light breakfast, read a few writers’ blogs, look up new art posted by my favorite artists 7:30 AM – Drive to the nearby forest trail, walk briskly for 90 minutes, return home feeling amazing 9:15 AM… Continue reading

Questions for the Everyday Philosopher

This is a series of articles collectively titled A Thought for Every Thursday. Each one contains quick, light questions about modern morality, simple philosophy, and human relationships. Here. Get some…   *** The Thought for Every Thursday series is inspired by the Coffee Table Philosophy series of books, which can be… Continue reading

101 Reasons to Break Up

During a blazing hot summer, I interviewed nearly four-hundred people. At bars, on the street, via Facebook. I took their 101 funniest, weirdest, and most off-the-wall break-up stories… …and slammed them all into this book: 101 Reasons to Break Up Read it. Laugh at it. Review the hell out of… Continue reading

100 things you should probably think about

I’m not sayin’. I’m just sayin’. * * * 100 Things You Should Probably Think About A rare compliment is better than everyday flattery. Don’t fistfight the person who cuts you off in traffic. Fight the one who says you can’t do something. And fight them with your mind, not your hands. Patience… Continue reading

These little books make perfect gifts

Got a few stockings to stuff? Have a friend you have no idea what to get for the holidays (or a birthday?) Need something for under $10? Solutions await thee. Welcome to the Coffee Table Philosophy series. These slim, sexy coffee table books are full of fun questions and quizzes to keep anyone (or any… Continue reading

From Dungeon Master to Starving Artist.

Christmas Eve 1987. I was eleven years old. As far as gift-hauls go, 1987 was a reasonable year. I raked in some fresh NES games, unwrapped a new pile of GI Joe action figures, and rolled my eyes at the requisite stack of clothes for school. I would’ve been satisfied if that’s all it had been. Toys,… Continue reading

Why I’m still convinced #NothingMatters

It’s funny the things we decide to care about. It’s curious the flow of socio-political liquid through the masses. Do you ever wonder if, a thousand years ago, the hashtag causes would’ve been #SanitationMatters, #PeasantsMatter, or #ArrowsDon’tKill but #ArchersDo? During World War II, if Twitter had existed, the Allies’ causes would’ve been obvious (Sadly the… Continue reading