Self-Reflection Posts

These posts are not for everyone, and their contents should be considered both sensitive and personal. Everything in this category is me reflecting on myself, my life, and the people around me. I tackle issues such as depression, sexism, and even trying to lead a fulfilling life. This warning isn’t to say that every post is melancholy, but there is a reason I’ve sectioned them off this way. That said, thank you very much for your time, patience, and understanding.


PoeticsOnline.net – One Year Later

PoeticsOnline.net – One Year Later

Though I’ve had the PoeticsOnline.net domain name since 2003, it wasn’t until one year ago that I started seriously posting content, kicking things off with a large site redesign and blank slate on which to write. While I often wrote poetry or short...
Anxiety Truncation

Anxiety Truncation

Recently while working at a client location it came up in conversation that I spent much of my free time writing, both fiction and real-world reflections, and my contact there mentioned that they’d have an interest in reading my work. Trying not to mix business...
Gotta Keep ’em Motivated

Gotta Keep ’em Motivated

Each week the president of my company and I sit down and have breakfast, to talk about the business world and how things are going, both for the office in general and ourselves in specific. This morning was an opportunity to touch base now that I’m fully...
Character Appropriation

Character Appropriation

Role-playing games encourage players to step out of their normal lives and to explore and develop stories that don’t necessarily match their own experiences. Aside from portraying other species like elves or goblins, or beings with immense cosmic power like...
My Merry-Go-Round

My Merry-Go-Round

As well and as long as my current story arcs are going, I always have in the back of my mind more ideas, more worlds to explore through writing. Often I feel more passionate about these new projects than I do continuing existing stories, and I think to some extent...
Low Man’s Lyric, Revisited

Low Man’s Lyric, Revisited

This has been a pretty poor mental health week for me, and I’m trying to put into words how I’ve been feeling and what it has been like to live under these thoughts. Hopefully someone else who has a rough time inside their own head will read these words...