Drugs, Death, and Rock & Roll

  Did not know Wayne Static had died in 2014. What a frikkin' bummer. I'm a fan of Industrial Music -- Rock, Metal, Electronic -- with Nine Inch Nails being my typical band of choice whenever I'm jonesing for a deep, dark, dystopic fix. But whenever I was in need for an adrenaline fix, Wayne … Continue reading Drugs, Death, and Rock & Roll


Any Wim Hof fans out there?

If you've never heard of Hof before... prepare to have your mind blown. This dude, known as The Iceman, can withstand the coldest colds and endure the hottest hots for practically as long as he wants all because he can control his mind and, through that, his core temperature, all through a radical breathing technique … Continue reading Any Wim Hof fans out there?

Kurt receiving acupuncture treatment for his many ailments

The Purpose of Pain

When it comes to physical pain, it's purpose is hardly in question: It focuses us to where our immediate attention and action is required. We accidentally rest our hand on a hot, stove top burner and, without our sense of pain, our hand, if it weren't for our sense of smell, would become cooked well … Continue reading The Purpose of Pain


Hey! How about that?! Our good friends over at COPING With Cancer magazine featured an excerpt from my little book HOW NOT TO DIE: In 13 Easy Steps in their recent edition. Pretty cool, no? Yes, indeed. You can learn more about the magazine and all the good folks there doing God's work here. You … Continue reading COPING with #CANCER?

More Brain Drain Stuff

  So... based on your very kind, honest, and funny feedback to my last post, it appears that Cards Against Humanity, while being fun and completely aligned with my temperament, may not be the game best suited for building up my brain muscle. I know there are several companies out there now that say they … Continue reading More Brain Drain Stuff

My Chemo Brain Counter-Offensive

So... yeah. I've been having some chemo brain issues for quite a while now and I'm in search of interesting ways to build up my brain muscle to counter these "cognitive disorder" side-effects, as my neurologist so neatly calls them. I've never been a board game - or any game for that matter - kind … Continue reading My Chemo Brain Counter-Offensive

The Power of About

I may be mistaken, but it is my belief that we’ve all been to that dark, lonely place at least once or twice in our lives where we, and the lives we have led, seem... Insignificant. Less than. Pointless. It’s a scary place and one which I suspect, and hope, the majority of us visit … Continue reading The Power of About

On why I choose to refer to those who help fund my film as “Donors”…

Admittedly, with these newfangled campaign funding sites such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter, where they have their "Backers" or "FUNders" or whatever else they call those who give money to a money-raising campaign, me referring to my supporters as "Donors" seems a bit anachronistic. However, there is a very important reason as to why I do. … Continue reading On why I choose to refer to those who help fund my film as “Donors”…

Cancer isn't pink

HOW NOT TO DIE: In 13 Easy Steps

On this day five years ago, I received the news that a recent lung biopsy showed that my lungs were inflicted with a severe form of graft versus host disease (GVHD) called bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS). BOS, I came to find out, was a known but uncommon side-effect resulting from a bone marrow transplant (for … Continue reading HOW NOT TO DIE: In 13 Easy Steps


These moving images were selected from the results of a search I did on the term "PTSD" through foter. Attributes and rights can be found in lower right corner of each image. Peace be to the sufferers and those who care for them.   Truthout.org / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA Truthout.org / Foter / CC … Continue reading PTSD

If You’re Here You Must Be Sick…

(OR CARE FOR SOMEONE WHO IS) I'd like to think that one or two of my three regular visitors (one of whom is me) come to this site to gain a deeper understanding of my creative writing by exploring my short stories, and poetry, and my insightful and sometimes witty flash fiction, and, most importantly, … Continue reading If You’re Here You Must Be Sick…

WORLD CANCER DAY: Dispelling the Myths

Today marks another World Cancer Day, where we, the world, attempt to focus our attention on the deadly disease. There are many misunderstandings, misconceptions, and myths about cancer that could be eradicated rather easily with only a little effort on all our parts. It is hoped that by educating ourselves about the disease, and then, … Continue reading WORLD CANCER DAY: Dispelling the Myths