“It’s no secret that a conscience can sometimes be a pest / It’s no secret ambition bites the nails of success / Every artist is a cannibal, Every poet is a thief / All kill their inspiration, then sing about the grief.” ~ Bono      

“Any story that deals with conflict by way of a strained euphemistic spin, a cliché, or a triumphal cupcake ending strikes us as the best in family entertainment. This is the opposite of apocalyptic. Apocalyptic maximizes the reality of human suffering and folly before daring a word of hope. The hope has nowhere else to […]

“People in our culture think being unhappy is unnatural, and take pills or go to therapy to ‘fix’ themselves. But sadness is as much a part of life as joy. Maybe that sounds trite to the hardened, self-protective modern ego, but if you open yourself up, you do make yourself vulnerable to pain but the […]