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Beyond Pessimism: The Gift of Thanksgiving

“Hi my name is Kent and I’m a recovering pessimist.” If there were a recovery group for pessimists I’d be there. I grew up in a family that was always waiting for the other shoe to drop, always ready for the ‘sh*t to hit the fan’. 431 more words

Dystopian Science Fiction: Is It In The News?

By my headline, I’m not asking if there are any current stories about dystopian science fiction in the news. I’m asking if perhaps the things we see on the news are influencing the science fiction we writers write. 538 more words



“That’s the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen.” – Charles Bukowski… 1,180 more words



I cannot begin to comprehend as to what nonsense gushes through the true optimist-positivist person’s mind. How can one exist with even a slither of hope in a world such as this?


Personal Musings

My Lost World

Is it the caress of early morning breath,
Or kiss of the first rain drop on my forehead?
My eyes unwrap from forty winks;
Denying me the lavishness of my paradise’s kink… 174 more words

Optimism vs pessimism

As frequent readers of this blog may know, i’m a devoted optimist. So you might think “hmm, this is going to be a bit biased.” 275 more words