Divisions and how to communicate better: A sermon on the dirtbag left, being a vulnerable man, and how to better be able to foster healthy communicatio and happiness

Did that title blow your mind? Did it make you roll your eyes and click off the site? Regardless of your reasoning I would like to take some of your time and talk frankly with you. I have had a lot of thoughts running through my head the past weekend. I was at my friends wedding, and I was dealing with social anxiety, feeling lonely, etc etc. I also was doing some serious self-reflection on how to be better in large groups and how to communicate better. A friend of mine was having some issues with his girlfriend and the … Continue reading Divisions and how to communicate better: A sermon on the dirtbag left, being a vulnerable man, and how to better be able to foster healthy communicatio and happiness

For a more compassionate and healthier masculinity

You’ve probably heard the term toxic masculinity used in feminist discourse to describe the behaviors and reinforcement of those behaviors that is taught to boys and young men that actually harms them and women. Often this subject is very touchy and is misrepresented by men who are not actually all that concerned with whether or not men can change their gender roles or how they express themselves to other people. I am a feminist and believe both that men can be masculine without being toxic and that men can have feminine behaviors and roles as well. I see no problem … Continue reading For a more compassionate and healthier masculinity

Author’s note

Dear readers, if there are any of you left. I would like to update you on my current to do list in terms of writing projects.   Dias de los Muertos: I am hoping to finish at least two more stories this year and I am sorry for the delay. Phoenix Wright series: I hope to do an in depth review of the Phoenix Wright series. Anime deep dives: I want to talk about what I really value and love about anime that I really enjoy. This will sometimes mean a lot of gushing and sometimes disorganized discussions. I will … Continue reading Author’s note

Feeling vulnerable and taking risks

I am often a huge hypocrite when I show derision for men who have trouble sharing their emotions. It is true that there is a subtle push for men to be far more assertive and less emotionally available. It is also true that men have emotions and that it is okay to have emotions. However, as men, we are encouraged to show certain emotions more than others. We are encouraged to be more aggressive and assertive and allowed to show anger more than most. Being sad and vulnerable is discouraged. Times have changed a lot and many men do not … Continue reading Feeling vulnerable and taking risks

Release Schedule: Muertos

Because Halloween is fast approaching I feel that it is only right that I give the readers on wordpress a schedule on what will be uploaded in the following weeks. Currently I am working on the second draft of my longest Muertos story, in order to improve the overall quality and strengthening the characters. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of giving me feedback on my stories. Your feedback is as important as my own critical editing and I want your help making my stories better. I believe a group process might be able to give my writing its best … Continue reading Release Schedule: Muertos

The turning point to mastery

In the dark, I wake… This must a mistake…. My strength is always flagging  I feel like I am stagger-ing.. I must find the strength inside.. find the strength inside……. The mark of mastery is here, deep inside my heart…. Failure is my teacher …. Failure is my master but next time I will win… My weakness…. shadow of strength… the almighty spark buried deep underneath. I will conquer my demons and seize the day…. For now it is my turning point to master… . Continue reading The turning point to mastery

Communicating our values part 1-3

More recently, I have understood something about myself and about current discourse that I really want to discuss. Group dynamics and how people communicate are important ideas to me, not just for myself, but for the world at large. The more ways to communicate we have, the less we seem to understand one another. It is quite remarkable how, in my lifetime, I have seen both pre internet and the internet era and how different that is. But this isn’t about digital communication for me. This is about reaching people and actually communicating. Communicating doesn’t just involve being able to … Continue reading Communicating our values part 1-3

Thesis Inspiration part 1-2

The longer I’ve been out of college the longer I have had time to wish I hadn’t lost a copy of my thesis paper. I really wanted to expand on it because I felt excited about it and felt that not only would it be helpful for others, it would help me. Call me selfish if you want, but part of the inspiration was trying to understand what made me tick more. However, to connect with others effectively, I am a strong believer in understanding yourself at some level. First of all, the basic idea behind my thesis was that, … Continue reading Thesis Inspiration part 1-2

Media Medium Analysis part 1-2

  No this isn’t the MMA you are looking for -Spock probably, in Mordor.   Talk about a fun title!! Now in case the title was too vague, which it probably was, I will now explain what I mean by it. Over the history of storytelling, there have been many forms of presenting stories to prospective people, and they have been told in so many different ways. Today we probably think of the different forms of media as written, spoken, visual and combinations of such. However, it gets way more specific when we speak of comics versus novels or TV … Continue reading Media Medium Analysis part 1-2

The Mirror

We are so close yet understanding eludes me. You seem to know me but yet still are a stranger What inspires this cruel twisting darkness? My heart is warm and yet far too cold Duality I think, Duality I am. Must I hear the protestations of my weak soul Must I deal with my weakness and pitiful silence Anxiety crushing my heart like a vice You say I am not a man and I yell You say I am not a man and I protest I say I am not a man and I weep I see the tormentor and … Continue reading The Mirror

Thesis Inspiration part 2

The importance of a good teacher and positive role model, are super important and resonate with me. The importance of feeling like you are not alone and also understanding that part of growing up, is that no matter who you look up, they are human and have flaws. Dumbledore resonates with me because his flaws do not take away from how important he is to me as a character in the Harry Potter series. Honestly, his flaws make him better. Dumbledore taught me, that your flaws are part of who you are but that they are simply shadows of your … Continue reading Thesis Inspiration part 2

Muertos Update

Hey fam how’s it going!! This is my official update for my mini anthology of short horror stories I will posting on this blog. I am trying to be as careful as possible and trying to put in effort in creating a coherent and well structured group of stories. Currently, I am working on part 3 of one of them. Releasing them in parts allows me to write by the seat of my pants but also give it more time to actually feel authentic. There is a good chance that I will be restructuring earlier parts if I feel that … Continue reading Muertos Update