I want to crawl into a hole. I want to plug my ears and make it go away. What makes a person do this to other people? Are there more people out there like that? I’m talking about the bombing of the Boston Marathon. Peoples’ lives erased or changed forever. What’s the use in feeling […]Read More The Helpers
There are times when I get frustrated with people. Some of those times are when they tell me some moment in their lives that they regret. Or sometimes it’s when they tell me about an upcoming whatzit that they really are super worried about. When I hear them talk like that, I feel they are […]Read More Regret and Worry
Hi, I’m Matt. And I am not organized. Yes, I know, I should have told you to sit down before dropping that bomb on you. You may say to me, “But Matt, you write amazing posts every day and tell us about the cool shit you do all the time.” And I would reply to […]Read More Organizing the Unorganizable
The last post was a bit heavy. This one is not so much. I recently discovered a state park near where I live. I just moved to this location, so I’m still exploring. This state park is not even a 5-minute drive, and it has some amazing forest trails. One thing about Iowa is that […]Read More And Thus Begins my Weekend
If you’ve read my blog before, you may remember me mentioning Soul-Crushing Perspective Lady. I see her come in now and again, trading cans and bottles for a nickel each. Yesterday she came in with bags and bags of cans and bottles for gas money to be able to get to the free community hospital. It […]Read More Social Safety Sieve
Idiot Child with Brass Balls In this country (USA, FYI), there are certain substances that require you to be a certain age to purchase them. And when you are younger than that age, it can be difficult to obtain those things. A few of those youngsters come into the store in groups, pick out some […]Read More Some more people I meet at work
Tonight, at 9PM CST, there will be a new episode of Freddy’s Fan Fiction. We’ll be joined by Dany, Shaun, brand new guest Jason, and the writer of our exclusive story, Jamie! To watch it live, go to my YouTube channel (also, subscribe so you’ll never miss another show). Follow my Twitter account, because I’ll […]Read More Read Along with Freddy’s Fan Fiction!
I made it to a coffee shop, so here’s what I would have posted yesterday! I had an especially frustrating day at work. It’s nothing new. Everyone has frustrating days at work. I felt like I was spinning my wheels, getting nowhere, feeling particularly useless. It’s not through lack of hard work. I ran my […]Read More Do you work for the Red Queen?
Today’s post is written by Delilah S. Dawson, author of Wicked as they Come, and The Mysterious Madam Morpho. If you’re like me, you’re a dude, with dude parts. If you’re not like me, this post is still a good way to find out what goes on in the head of someone completely different than yourself. Being […]Read More Guest Post – HOW TO WRITE BITCHES
Early last week, while I was doing my damndest at work while fighting off whatever horrible disease I’d carried home from traveling, another employee walked off the job. He was in the middle of doing something outside of the store and just left. He was AWOL for the rest of the week. Nobody heard from […]Read More The Hardest Lesson