Lines I Love: Faulkner

In a strange room you must empty yourself for sleep. And before you are emptied for sleep, what are you? And when you are emptied for sleep, you are not. And when you are filled with sleep, you never were. I don't know what I am. I don't know if I am or not. from, As... Continue Reading →

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The Great Desocial(media)ization of Jason

Social media started out as a tether for me--a bond to the outside world that I didn't want to break. During those dark days of 2009 and 2010 when my anxiety kept me almost completely housebound, Facebook was a means for me to feel at least partially connected to reality. Quite literally, it helped me... Continue Reading →

For the Victims

Another day. Another shooting. 17 more lives senselessly lost. 15 more lives wounded. Countless lives changed forever. Another day. Another endless casting call of politicians and pundits thumping their chests blaming this or that thing, or this or that person. Another day. Another Facebook filter..."Pray for [something new]." Another meme..."More people are killed by hammers....."... Continue Reading →

Scarecrows, Skivvies, & Cemetery Sleepovers: 5 Weirdly Wonderful New Year’s Traditions from Around the World

Growing up in Texas meant that, every year, on New Year's Day, I ate black-eyed peas and cabbage with at least one meal. According to local lore, the peas bring good luck, and the cabbage brings prosperity or wealth in the new year. Not being one to temp fate, I always eat my peas and cabbage. Oh,... Continue Reading →

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