A Day in the Life: A Poem from a San Antonio Airport

A week to rebuild pillars Marble reveries and mortar tears Create a new foundation Still flimsy From fracturing Yet stronger From being tempered In the heat Of overpriced Tex-Mex And the warm sting Of bourbon Soon to be quenched In the cold embrace Of home

Fears & Existential Crises: Meaning

Hello. And greetings from a sketchy Air BNB in what can only loosely be described as the criminal underbelly of the San Antonio suburbs. In my attempt to be spontaneous, I inadvertently signed up to live for a week in a rundown alley adjacent to a liquor store, a strip club, and a Chipotle. Or … Continue reading Fears & Existential Crises: Meaning

A Day in the Life: A Poem from a San Antonio Air BnB

The sign on the toilet says Not to flush the toilet paper But to throw it in the trash instead I flush it just the same In order there is anarchy Distress And the trash The cause of my anxiety Shall instead be a receptacle for my discontent For in order there is distress Anarchy … Continue reading A Day in the Life: A Poem from a San Antonio Air BnB

A Day in the Life: Nocturnal Struggles

There are many things in this world that I'm not particularly great at. Cutting in a straight line, for example. I had a kindergarten teacher back in the day who took such umbrage at my inability to snip along a straight, perforated line that she attempted to hold me back for a year, such that … Continue reading A Day in the Life: Nocturnal Struggles

A Day in the Life: A “Literal” Day

After a few weeks of waxing poetic on the wildly uninteresting inadequacies in my life, I've come to the realization that I've never actually detailed a full *Typical* day in my life. Stories and colorful anecdotes, while entertaining, only provide glimpses into reality. It's like only looking at photos from that trip you took last … Continue reading A Day in the Life: A “Literal” Day

Fears & Existential Crises: Boredom

As an adult, I do not play a lot of video games. But of course, like every other person during the first two months of the COVID lockdown, I bought myself a Nintendo Switch, hoping that the blinking lights and surreal simulations could create an illusion of companionship and frivolity *for just a moment*. While … Continue reading Fears & Existential Crises: Boredom

A Day in the Life: The Last Unicorn (Tom Talks Books ep. 1)

Unicorns are objectively one of the coolest mythological animals in (hypothetical) existence. There are a lot of bitter naysayers out there who disagree. In their callous hearts and myopic worldview, they hazard to toss out such misguided phrases as "It's literally just a magical horse with a horn on its head". To which I say, … Continue reading A Day in the Life: The Last Unicorn (Tom Talks Books ep. 1)

Sad Millennial Dating: My Troubling Standards

I would not consider myself to be the most desirable of suitors. I do not have a wide array of unique and interesting hobbies to talk to. I work a boring corporate job. My wardrobe is as unvaried as it is unappealing, consisting entirely of one pair of *intentionally holey* jeans and two *less intentionally … Continue reading Sad Millennial Dating: My Troubling Standards