The Aturian Writing System

So I created my own writing system for Everwind. It’s been a long time coming, as I’ve attempted this probably 5 or 6 times since I started writing the Everwind series, and

We Shouldn’t Force Kids to Recite the Pledge

The Pledge of Allegiance has been a ubiquitous entity in American culture since its creation in 1892 (formally adopted in 1942). It’s been a classroom staple for decades. But we shouldn’t force kids

Weightless MMA Workout You Can Do Anywhere

People love to find excuses to avoid something. It’s one thing I’ve learned over the years from being a personal trainer, a CrossFit coach, and a Special Operations Developer for the Air

There Can Never Be Enough Justice

The highest responsibility of any form of government is that of the application of justice. As government’s sole purpose for existing ought to be as a representative institution toward the people it

Should Celebrity Opinions Matter?

For as long as I can remember, people have been bitching about celebrities voicing their opinions. Should celebrity opinions matter? Doesn’t matter where they voice them, the response from their detractors is

Yes, It Also Means Freedom FROM Religion

It is astounding how many times I hear something like, “It’s freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM religion!” I can no longer abide this egregious divorce from logic and reasoning. Because the

In Defense of the Psychological Bubble

There are lots of atrocities happening in this world, and I’m a huge proponent of awareness of these things. Living in a psychological bubble can create a false sense of security. It


Martial Arts of the Mind

Sometimes a concept is easier to grasp when it’s put into terms people can easily relate to. That’s why comparisons, metaphors, similes, parables, and fables are great rhetorical and literary devices. So

What You Do Today Becomes Your Tomorrow

We put things off in the hopes that we’ll get around to them in the future, and before you know it, years have gone by. Don’t do your future self dirty like