Author: Tim

  • Eccentricity.

    I have never felt as though I belong in this world. It isn’t a statement of contempt for the state of things, but rather an implicit understanding that I don’t see things the way other people do. It isn’t to express my desire to leave this world behind either, at least not in the final,…

  • A history of rambling.

    In the early 2000s, I began to cut my teeth as a would-be wordsmith and armchair philosopher when I created a rather lengthy, meandering work on my general observations of the world as I had come to see it. I referred to it as a manifesto but have since distanced myself from using that word…

  • Does a philosopher need a degree?

    As I have spent a little time delving into philosophy and the greater questions of what life is generally about, it has made me wonder about more than a few things. One that keeps coming up is whether or not a philosopher needs a degree to be recognized as such. I want to pursue knowledge…

  • An out of place hurricane.

    Beryl made landfall in Texas sometime this weekend and now it is on a track to hit us square with buckets of rain. We will go from needing rain to wishing it will go away in the next couple of days, with forecasts putting the amount anywhere between 1 to 3 inches. For this time…

  • The irony of money.

    I once again feel the pinch of not having quite enough money in the bank, and having to do my work just to alleviate this feeling makes me want to just abandon the whole project and go live in the woods. It takes the joy out of writing to know I am on a self-imposed…

  • The hinges of hell.

    I had to run a couple of errands and the second I walked into the garage I was blasted by the wave of hot, moist air that is currently smothering us in the Midwest. There is no doubt that summer is here and it’s early to feel this staggering. We haven’t had any rain in…

  • A complete dumpster fire.

    I was mindlessly scrolling through Instagram as I often find myself doing and made the mistake of going to the comments section of a post. The content truly doesn’t matter because it turns out that most comment sections are exactly the same kind of shit. Comments are sorted by “relevance” with particular weight given to…

  • My own little world.

    I started working on an assignment and after a few sections being in the zone I happened to come out of the trance and remember where I was and that there were, in fact, other people that existed. This happens fairly frequently when I find myself immersed in a creative task. I set out to…

  • It must be strange.

    I had a doctor’s appointment today to schedule a couple of planned diagnostic procedures to keep an eye on my insides after what feels like a lifetime of gut-related issues. I’ll be getting my 5th colonoscopy and upper endoscopy within a month and if everything looks good, I can probably wait a little longer until…

  • A drought of sorts.

    After a year and a half of fairly consistent writing work coming my way, I experienced something of a drought the past few weeks. It occurs to me at this time that I haven’t diversified enough in terms of clients and that is the risk you run. If the work slows down for your main…