Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Depression, Explained in Four Minutes


This isn't the kind of thing I normally post here, but hear me out.  Clinical depression is something that affects a lot of us.  It's a treatable condition, but as with many afflictions, what stops so many people from seeking help is a failure to acknowledge that the problem exists.  That's understandable.  If you've been living with depression your whole life, you might not even be aware that it's possible to feel any other way.  I assure you, it is.

I came across this video from the World Health Organization.  Watch it.  Share it with everyone you know whom you feel would benefit.  If you need help, seek it.  There's no reason to let this condition cheat you out of happiness.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

It's official: we've been nominated.


The Final Ballot for the 2013 Bram Stoker Awards was released on Sunday.  I am beyond thrilled to announce that Dark Visions vol 1 has been nominated for Superior Achievement in an Anthology.

My most sincere congratulations go out to Anthony Rivera, Sharon Lawson, and all my fellow contributors.  If this isn't a cause for celebration, I don't know what is.

Friday, February 21, 2014

"There are ways out. There is a light somewhere."


The editors of the upcoming Bukowski tribute Long Distance Drunks (which will contain a story and poem by me) asked all of us contributors to write short essays for the website.  They posted mine yesterday.  Check it out.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Prince of Darkness and the Witchy Woman

After hearing that Clive Barker had been on Politically Incorrect in 1997, I decided to hunt down the episode.  Low and behold, Christine O'Donnell was also on the panel.  It goes about how you would expect.  If nothing else, it's good to remember what Bill Maher's hair looked like in the '90s, for those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.