Open Season (25 of 90)

I’m not, by nature, an extremely open individual. An odd statement, I know, considering the fact that I’ve laid bare most of my demons and foibles in public. I’ve lived part of my life, since 1984, online. I’ve posted thoughts and random musings without care of how they might – or will – come back […]

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Places You Can Find Me on the Internet

Social Networks Facebook personal page Twitter personal @thebradking teaching @bsu_brad The Geeky Press @TheGeekyPress Google+ personal Instagram My Writing Collective The Geeky Press Dungeons & Dreamers book blog So Far Appalachia book blog The Invictus Writers project blog Author Sites Goodreads Amazon’s Author Central LibraryThing

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Phlegm (24 of 90)

I’m three weeks into my actual attempt to quit smoking (as opposed to my Year of Health, first month waffling). It’s a good feeling, most of the time. I’ve always had a motor that goes 100 miles per hour, but alcohol and cigarettes kept it running at a much more manage-able rate. (For all practical […]

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The Beautiful and Damned (23 of 90)

I’ve spent the better part of Saturday domesticating: cleaned the house, cooked two desserts for this evening’s dinner, finished my laundry and re-arranged the artwork and living spaces. With the exception of the master bathroom, which I’m actually saving until tomorrow morning, there isn’t a spot of dust or dirty anywhere in my place. It […]

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Techno-Files, or Anatomy of a Link-Bait Vanity Fair Story

Nearly three weeks after the Vanity Fair thrashing Cincinnati and Appalachia hit the Web, my hometown media finally caught the Fever. The last 24 hours has been an interesting mix of blogo-rage, media coverage and Twitter conversation. As a journalist, a professor and an author, I’m intrigued by how stories develop. This one in particular. […]

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#BeatWinter: A Social Experiment (20 of 90)

Snow has blanketed the country. The grey skies have settled across the land. People are going a little stir crazy. You can feel the angst just below the surface even in places like Muncie, which have been spared much of #SNomg, the hashtag for winter-related Tweets. Drastic times require drastic actions. Instead of my typical […]

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The Polyphonic Spree

Sometimes life breaks the right way. The stars align. The seas part. I’ve given up worrying about how long it will last or what it all means. It’s enough, for me, that the moments right now are perfect. This is what that feels like:

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Impossibly Really Hard (16 of 90)

I’ve been thinking about impossible lately. There is no one particular reason for this. No looming task staring me down, causing me great angst about my life. No reason for me to dread. It’s more conceptual. More philosophical. Because I’ve come to realize a telling factoid about myself: I don’t believe anything is impossible. I […]

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Things That Make Me Happy (13 of 90)

I spend too much time in my head sometimes, time that would be better spent celebrating the goodness that surrounds me. I don’t think we do enough of that. My parents, gosh darn it, are still alive and kicking it around the country. They are currently on their annual 3-month tour of the country. My […]

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