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Dear Anxiety:

Here’s the lowdown: I stopped drinking caffeine a week ago, initially as an experiment, then permanently. In the week since, I’ve seen just how much caffeine was negatively affecting my life, especially where my anxiety is concerned. As most people know, caffeine is a stimulant, so it makes sense that it’s going to do just […]

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2019 Goals & Desires

2018 can be summed up with two words: fucking chaotic. There were only a handful of things that transpired over the year that I can say were definitively positive: I got married, I honeymooned in Europe, I saw Harry Potter & the Cursed Child on Broadway, I went to Switzerland, I went on the Writing […]

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Why Are My Stories So Dark?

I’ve been asked this question occasionally and I thought it might be an interesting one to finally tackle. There are multiple answers, the first two being: I generally like dark fiction. One of my favorite authors and influences is Edgar Allan Poe. BUT. There’s a bit more to it than that. I’ve gone through some […]

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Coping: Life After My Mother Has Passed

This past Thursday (October 18, 2018) my mother passed away after a three-month battle with leukemia. When I got the call from my father I fell into a strange sort of catharsis, the kind that consists of a) sadness over the loss of my mother and b) the emotional release brought by knowing that she […]

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