I have managed this website to showcase my creative work for over ten years now. It has gone through a few different incarnations and even two URLs because of a domain squatter who sat on my own legal name for five and a half years. Throughout the tumultuous period that was 2020, I have played around with different layouts, designs, approaches… just about everything, to find the best way to present myself before realizing that I should just be myself.
I am not the sort of person who enjoys self-discussion; my biography on the homepage of this very website was written by a friend. The entire internet and, now, even the world has a sort of “Welcome to the (insert your name here) show!” feel to it, and it is either really obnoxious or extraordinarily narcissistic. I am not even going to venture into what social media has done by merging the real world and the internet, or the consequences facing society as a result. There are enough people who think that they are smarter and better than you or I out there who have already been writing such things for years now (and proving that narcissism is not limited just to the social media platforms that the authors are decrying).
My old blog was such a cacophony of career news, satire, comedy posts, paranormal debunking, and so much more that I ended up having to redesign the entire website just to organize some of those different series into something more easily navigated and professionally presented. In the end, I lost my identity as an extremely shy and openly emotional person to the caricature that I had inadvertently created, and I feel I may have come off as the very obnoxious, self-absorbed know-it-all personality that I detest just for a quick jab at current events.
I just want to blog about music, art, creative writing, filmmaking, and share some of my experiences, ideas, amusing anecdotes that will not fit anywhere else, and have a platform for both discussing and showcasing the act of creativity and the realities of life as a working artist. That is much better than whipping up a few newspaper-styled articles to make a wisecrack at something an American politician did that will be irrelevant in a day’s time anyway. There is a reason late-night talk shows are always in “on-mode” and rarely age well as what constituted a witty joke in 1998 becomes horribly offensive twenty years later and we all look on in horror that such a thing had been allowed to be said or shown.
That’s enough of that, though. So I guess this is the part where I say “hi,” and that I hope you enjoy what you find here.