Mental Health Monday – 11.27.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness The hardest yard. The decision to change is not a light one. Do you truly dare to take on the world? Your fate, your circumstances, your past mistakes, your bad choices, your biology, psychology, physiology, fear, and doubt. You think you want to face down the total sum of your existence to this point … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 11.27.23

The Grey Range Podcast – Ep. 06 w/ Earl Green – “Phase Line Green”

YouTube: Spotify: Life is strange. If you get off the couch and start poking around the edges of this crazy world, you can uncover some wonderful surprises and some truly life changing experiences. Every once in a while, if you’re lucky, dumb, or brave enough, you’ll encounter a rare creature. The kind you … Continue reading The Grey Range Podcast – Ep. 06 w/ Earl Green – “Phase Line Green”

Mental Health Monday – 11.20.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Positive affirmations. What does it mean to you to get positive reinforcement? What motivates you? What makes you feel good when you find yourself trending down into a negative space? I have always been stubborn. I try, and I fail, but I don't generally give up. It's not always a good thing, but as … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 11.20.23


  The speech is revealing. Every word, a double entendre. Not to be deceiving. I don’t think you’re aware that with every breath you are telling two stories. One, you want to tell. All those things that make you so proud of yourself. The other, the one you need to tell. The secret part of … Continue reading Subtext

Birth, Death, and Creation

  Revenue. Ad space. Nothing cuts through the inspiration vein faster than a dollar bill. Nothing impinges upon the will quite like an appeal to the ego. Fortune and power have swayed men’s minds since long before I lost mine. Such is the consequence of dreaming free. The intangible builds the palace, but the stones … Continue reading Birth, Death, and Creation

Search Light

  Destroy the world. It is your birthright. Hard wired to self-destruct. Indolent student, long overdue for an epilogue. Break the strings of the instruments. Smash the horns, and break the reeds. The only music that will imbue your tragic moments ought to be the cacophony that precedes your inevitable moment of silence. Then, the … Continue reading Search Light

Coming Down

  Break through the clouds, like a shaft of light coming down. We all reach a place, up high, where our engines fail. It’s okay to try to touch the stars. There was always something airborne in your heart, but everything that gets high must return to earth eventually. There’s no such thing as a … Continue reading Coming Down

Within Curtains

  Sit in sanctuary. Holy of holies. Safety surrounding, limiting exposure. You pull curtains, in curtains, to cover your fear. Shame is a prison. The past, a jailer. Hopeless when you’ve cut off the outside. Replacing sins always leaves one more left to hide. Pain, and all its friends still come around. Only thing is, … Continue reading Within Curtains

Work of Art

  Work of art, weather the storm. Persist by what you consist of. Tested mettle in the gale. Worn away in vulnerable places. Stained face, but still resilient in the fog of war. Survive the bombs, by chance, or divine hand. Still bear the marks of fire, and the uprisings. You have watched kingdoms rise … Continue reading Work of Art

Feedback Loop

  Fighting the urge to run. Not sure where it came from. All I know is that I was not afraid when sleep came over me. Stopping at every sound. Startling at innocent gestures. So much to confound and confuse me in my measures. Stop it, and start it. And stop it, and start it, … Continue reading Feedback Loop

The Grey Range Podcast Ep.05 w/ Jay Lajoie – “A Canadian Soldier’s Story”

YouTube: Spotify: A life of service to one’s country is a noble thing. Perhaps, the noblest of pursuits by many accounts. On this episode, our good friend, Jay Lajoie, joins me and my Officially Unofficial (…now Official!) co-host, Lucas Orich, to discuss his 25-year career in the Army with the Canadian Armed Forces, … Continue reading The Grey Range Podcast Ep.05 w/ Jay Lajoie – “A Canadian Soldier’s Story”

Welcome the Frost

  A lot of things come with the frost. Slow starts. Gas bills. The chance of snow. Here, there is but grudging acceptance for the world going green, then gold, then grey, then white. For many, winter is a prison. Daylight savings time gives one hour of fitful sleep, on a cold, Sunday morning, then … Continue reading Welcome the Frost

Death and Madness

   Patience, places her hand on my arm. Says, “don’t run away on me.” Taking a moment just to breathe can save a life. Listen to the winter wind. Hear the crackling fire. Know that there’s no way to go that doesn’t end in death and madness. In the darkness of my mind, she holds … Continue reading Death and Madness

The Certainty of Suffering

  Banish the cold morning floor. Seek the warmth of the fire early in the day and make a promise to yourself that an end to all your suffering is near. Then, chuckle at the idea. Smile sardonically at your own indulgence. As if you could ever give up suffering. It is your favorite vice. … Continue reading The Certainty of Suffering

Turn Notifications On?

  Such a maudlin tone. Dull ring, like a bell through dense fog. Interference, trying to suppress another dismal salutation. It’s never anything good. The days of Grandma putting a birthday check in the mail have been replaced with electronic billing, crypto scams, and requests for money from talentless, two-bit hacks, posing as a “Journalists” … Continue reading Turn Notifications On?


  Curiosity, kills what scares us in our dreams. Atrocity, never far from fingertips, always a weapon at hand. Unrequited love is just a measure of missing respect. Existence only counts when there is some shiny surface to reflect. Conspirators, seek to steal your life. Infiltrators feeding on your time. We get drawn in by … Continue reading Conspirators

Beautiful Human

  Trapped In tragedy. I hear your tears falling like summer rain on a sunny day. A waterfall. Constantly, so full of sincerity and suffering. Who knew that this would be existence to you? Chaotic, catatonic, and confused. Even with a million tears to cry, hope is still alive behind your eyes, beautiful human. No … Continue reading Beautiful Human

On Justice

  Perhaps, there is justice. Divine balance carved deep into the very foundations of the universe. Every cause has an effect, and in our heliocentric logic we see things in terms of circles, and cycles, and seasons that repeat themselves endlessly. Are we part of the great equation? Do we tip the balance of the … Continue reading On Justice