The Definition of Stress

Remember that old joke: Stress - (n.) The confusion created when the mind overrides the body's basic desire to choke the living shit out of some asshole who desperately needs it.   Well, my stress is partly that, but partly this: When the desire to live on your own terms is subsumed by the demands … Continue reading The Definition of Stress

If you grew up in an Irish family…

  Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, I received this from a friend who shares both my first and last name, and hails from the same part of the country I do, and so of course we have decided that back along the line somewhere, we are somehow related, and therefore cousins. I don't know … Continue reading If you grew up in an Irish family…

Top Ten Reasons Why Women Love Vampires

As most of you guys know, I'm working on my first vampire story. I've never really been a vampire fan, I never read any of Anne Rice's books, or any vampire literature until a few months ago when I finally read Bram Stoker's Dracula. I've also just finished reading Sheridan Lefanu's Carmilla, apparently a classic … Continue reading Top Ten Reasons Why Women Love Vampires