Symptoms of Age

Throughout sixteen years I developed a book for a child or children I do not know. I did not exude a typical adolescence, assuming obedience is still strange for a teenager. Though, my tarnishing fault was a lack of interest to call my parents when they did not know where to find me. I began [...]

Art To Accounting

Here is the story you have been waiting for. How did I go from art to accounting? Do you remember the coffee shop I mentioned a while ago? There was a customer that wanted me to obtain a degree, she had a connection to Elon University. Well, she was an accountant at a chemical company. [...]

Some Context

There may be some of you asking how I have an art degree, despite being a college dropout. After mentioning both briefly in recent posts, here is the explanation. First, I did not anticipate graduating from a college. My ambition was to be in a touring band by the age of twenty. I held meager [...]

Failed Art Career

I didn’t grow up wanting to be an artist, but art was always something to do and I haven’t permanently left the pursuit. I’ve mentioned before that both of my parents had abusive upbringings. My father’s response was to be distant, paranoid of emotionally scarring his children. My mother began collecting and reading every parenting [...]

Box of Popcorn

Christmas is about Jesus and not presents, but I keep remembering that my opa (grandpa) gave me a 10 pack of popcorn one year for Christmas. I would not complain if he was a poor man doing what he could for a grandchild, but he stole my father’s inheritance and literally traveled the world with [...]

I had Intentions

This was to be the year I wrote a blog post every month. Need I say more? Despite my multiple jobs and responsibilities at home, I expected my procrastination toward school work to be more productive than this. As much as I would like to record new music, this will be it for a while. [...]

10 Years Later

“Professors I respect have told me to choose between pursuing a career as an artist, musician, or author. I admit their unanimous advice is practical, but I … With a word I close this book in order to begin another: Gesamtkunstwerk.” I wrote these words as a college student. They were believed throughout my twenties [...]