Category: Nonfiction

#my1stUFC – Sights and Sounds of Arena Fighting

My first UFC was fucking awesome. That I used the word “fucking” should tell you just how awesome it was, because my mom reads these blogs, and I used it anyway. You can check out my live tweets at the hashtag in the title, but I’ll go over some of my impressions more in depth….


Tales from My Haunted School #2

Click here to read part 1. After beginning my teaching career in the basement, I was moved up to the third floor the following year.  It might sound like a nice move—getting away from the morgue and the chair-moving ghosts. Rumor had it, though, that if any part of the school was more haunted than…


Daydream Believing

This morning I lived in my head. It’s something that’s happened periodically all my life. I have an upcoming yet mundane action that has popped into my thoughts. As I’m pondering possible outcomes, my thoughts take a very deep, sometimes dark turn. I went through my morning routine—getting ready, driving to work, walking to my room…


5 Reasons Writing Isn’t Hard

Reason number one should be because we can say whatever we want in a headline in order to get attention. Truthfully, “hard” is all relative. I can’t tell you what’s hard for you, and what’s not. Whenever I hear a writer say that writing is hard, though, it makes me question their life experience. I…