You're walking past the animal shelter, and a shaggy little beast catches your eye through the window. You've been on your own for a few months now, and some company would be welcome. Besides, you rationalize, maybe having something else around to take care of will help you keep your… Read more
The Alphabet of Bad IdeasThere are no good ideas. Something can, and will, always go wrong. Join me in an exploration of the pessimism and self-doubt that can taint even the most harmless, unimportant decisions of our lives.
You look across the room and see her, and immediately recognize that you're facing a crossroads moment. If you walk over to her and start a conversation, your life will be changed forever. The entire party seems tinged by a sort of prescience, a feeling of fates aligning. Or, perhaps,… Read more
It starts out innocently enough. "I'm bored," you think to yourself. "Maybe writing will give me something to do. It'll be one of those creative outlets my therapist is always pestering me to find." So you set up a blog somewhere. Maybe you sign up for a free Wordpress account.… Read more
"This time, I'm going to make it happen," you say, not quite as oblivious as you'd like to be to the fact that this utterance is identical to the one that preceded your past dozen failures. You subconsciously begin visualizing those efforts: desiccated, withered husks of Good Ideas To Improve… Read more