COMING INTO FOCUS

COMING INTO FOCUS

Or: How I Quit Procrastinating and Learned to Love the Morning   Back in 2018, I was diagnosed with ADHD. This should come as no surprise to anyone who has ever lived with me. Which is to say: if you’ve ever seen me start to pack a suitcase and stop to reorganize...
DESIGN OF A DECADE

DESIGN OF A DECADE

Lots of people were doing ten year photo challenges, and I got to thinking about who I was ten years ago. Then I decided to channel my best Janet Jackson and do my own Design of a decade, in spite of having no hits to speak of. The task was relatively simple; I chose...
IMPOSTOR SYNDROME

IMPOSTOR SYNDROME

I held a personal grudge against the A train for a long time. I used to rely on it daily to commute to commute from Bushwick to Washington Heights. Maybe it seems irrational to hate a piece of infrastructure to the point of personifying it and giving it motives, but...
THE DREAMER’S PARASITE

THE DREAMER’S PARASITE

Since launching Dream Crasher in 2015, I have tabled at 16 different conventions. I’ve repeated my pitch for the series more times than I can count. My favorite part of delivering the pitch has been watching how people respond to one particular phrase. I can tell...
SOME LIKE IT HOT

SOME LIKE IT HOT

I have struggled for years to find some balance between a healthy workout routine, pursuing my creative passions, and the demands of a 40-hour work week. More often than not, I feel like my own ambitions are constantly butting heads with the restraints of time. So...
THE APOLLO MIXES

THE APOLLO MIXES

The year 2011 was one of the best and most difficult years of my life. I was truly in love for the very first time, and had finally managed to move to the big city. I also survived the death of my partner, Blair. I’ve already written extensively on this in other...