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The Time I Got HIV

In 2005 I was a Senior Airman (rank E-4) in the U.S. Air Force. My job title was 3C0X1, aka Communications Computer Systems Operator, aka all-purpose …

The Time I Got Shot

I recently wrote a comic about my abusive father, and I don’t want to share too many stories of childhood pain and come across as exploiting those …

Plot break down of “Avatar”

I created a detailed break down of the plot to the movie, “Avatar,” which I chose for two reasons. First, it’s the highest grossing movie of all time …

Writer's Block

A conversation with my father

I haven’t spoken to my father in over ten years, and I’ve often imagined how our next conversation may go, if it ever happens. I needed to vent this …

Narcissism

Plot break down of “The Twilight Zone,” Season 1, Episode 1 Where is Everybody

This is a break down of the first episode of The Twilight Zone. For the past year I’ve been experimenting with different ways of breaking down movies …

Military

Plot breakdown of “Avenger’s Assemble,” Season 1, Episode 5: Blood Feud

A Wise Sloth fan E-mailed me recently and asked if I could breakdown the plot to the fifth episode of the cartoon TV show, “Avengers Assemble.” So I …

Captain America

Sept 2016-Feb 2017

Whenever I fail at something, I imagine myself as a young Babe Ruth striking out.<p>Everyone has hurt someone. So we may as well either preemptively …

Experts from my upcoming book about film script plot templates

I’m currently working on a book that explains the standard film script plot structure used in all those Hollywood movies that seem to have the same …

Why won’t people just give Trump a chance?

I’m going to explain why people won’t just give Trump a chance by using an analogy:<p>Once upon a time, there was an old woman named Amy who ran an …

My theory on social justice warriors

Wikipedia defines “Social Justice Warrior” as: “… a pejorative term for an individual promoting socially progressive views, including feminism, civil …

How to Survive the Trumpocalypse

I compiled a collection of blogs I’ve written into an E-book entitled “How to Survive the Trumpocalypse,” which is available on Amazon. Below is the …

How Donald Trump changed my understanding of American politics

For years I’ve been growing more and more convinced America doesn’t have fair and free presidential elections. I believed Hillary Clinton would win …

This is how we live now: Part 3

Note: The events of this story are real, but the names have been changed. This is the third installment of a three-part series, in which I illustrate …

Mind

This is how we live now: Part 2

I moved to Houston at the beginning of 2016 feeling optimistic about life, because I had a loving girlfriend and a new professional credential that …

This is how we live now: Part 1

Financially, 2016 was the worst year of my life. It hurt so bad I had to write three blogs to vent some of the emotional trauma. The disasters I …

Why I’m glad Trump won

Up until November 9th, I was dead certain Hillary Clinton would be America’s next president, but not because I wanted her to. I dreaded a Clinton …

George W. Bush

What should minorities do about Trump?

Before you listen to anything I have to say, you may be wondering what right a blonde haired, blue eyed, white descendant of slave owners has to give …

Racism

Why Americans shouldn’t accept Trump as president

<b>The election system is corrupt.</b><p>In a fair and free election, the presidential candidates would be selected from the general population, but America’s …

Hillary Clinton

What should rich people do about Trump?

If the theme of Donald Trump’s presidency is deregulating business, he’ll make a lot of rich people richer. Warren Buffett sees this coming, which is …

Wealth