Staying Alive

Staying Alive

It’s no secret how earlier this year my editor and mentor, David Farland, died in a terrible accident. Though he was in his sixties, he was healthy, and could have easily lived for several more decades had fate been kinder to him. And while he had authored...
Constructive Apathy, Part 1

Constructive Apathy, Part 1

I have long been a proponent of apathy. Healthy, honest, clean and beneficial apathy. It’s not a popular position. And that’s understandable. When an apathetic person enters a position of authority, where they have an obligation to both care and act in...
Breakfast in Bed

Breakfast in Bed

One of the hardest lessons from my efforts to cultivate an online following is that I cannot be brilliant 100% of the time. Which is not true, of course. It is perfectly within my power to tweet, post, and present the most brilliant content on a daily basis. But that...
They’re Called Suicide Headaches

They’re Called Suicide Headaches

It seems I owe you all an apology. I try to tell the truth on this blog. I try to make it fun, but I’m not in the habit of spreading any kind of real misinformation. Still, I find myself in a position where I have given you bad information, and I need to correct...
Sinus Agony

Sinus Agony

If you’ve ever been hospitalized, you are probably aware of a wonderful game that doctors and nurses play with hospitalized people, as a way of keeping their morale up. The game is called “On a scale of one to ten, how bad is the pain?” It is an...