Carac the Infidel

There was nothing but the glow of his hand-rolled cigarillo in the vast darkness. He sighed, took another drag, and bemusedly watched as the tip burned ever more orange. As much as he’d like to feign boredom, Carac was enjoying the peace for once. A stiff wind blew across his face and he welcomed it, … More Carac the Infidel

On Love and Trust

I spent the vast majority of my life desperately trying to make excuses for others. There comes a point in time where you are damaging yourself instead of possessing an ability to look at things from an even-keeled perspective. It’s hard to know exactly when that time comes, but there is certainly a point in time where … More On Love and Trust

Thinking Too Much

“I wonder what he/she’s thinking about.” I’m fairly certain that thought has rolled through everyone’s mind a few thousand times in their life in regards to their partner, and for good reason. Communication is always the fire-breathing dragon keeping you from the saving the princess (and consequently the world, queue applause). Though it affects everyone to … More Thinking Too Much

The Bigger Picture

I am a little (okay, very) alarmed by the Michael Brown case. The loss of life in any circumstance is intensely saddening, but the more perturbing aspect of this is certainly the aftermath. The media portrayal has sensationalized the story and placed a strong emphasis on the racial implications and allowed the already divisive nature of … More The Bigger Picture