I’m Back!

Things have been insane since quarantine began, but there are some good tidings to share, which I’ll be going into now. I didn’t want to make a full disclosure until things actually happened, because life has a nasty habit of putting a damper on things. Anyway, here they are.

First, my PC is finally repaired, at least for the time being. My power supply unit is in need of replacement as it has been making grinding noises for some time now indicating that the fan is going. So I still need to invest in further repairs and replace my dying laptop with a model that is capable of handling heavy duty video editing for my YouTube channel. In the meantime, I intend to continue investing in my YouTube studio setup.

Second, I’m also saving toward getting my own apartment. I’m done having to rent rooms in other people’s houses where they feel at liberty to steal my belongings, break them, discard them, use up my toiletries and food and other of my personal possessions, and disrespect me at every opportunity. I pay rent for lodgings, not to take abuse.

Third, I’m getting more involved in my community as a result of my job in ways I haven’t been able to do in many years. If the disasters of the past two decades have taught us anything, it’s that the system in which we all live is unsustainable for human survival. We simply cannot continue as we have. We need to make systemic changes or our species will be extinct by the end of the century if not much sooner.

That’s all for now. I’ll keep you, readers, updated as time and circumstances allow.

Full Circle

It’s funny sometimes how life works out. Ten years ago I was working as an AmeriCorps VISTA with a local non-profit, and now I find myself back doing it again with another organization. I’ll be researching and writing grants primarily starting tomorrow.

I can’t say I’m not nervous about this. It’s another new start and that’s always somewhat daunting at the beginning, but that’s just another breaking-in period to experience, and I find I’m up to the challenge. I’ll also be going through some other transitions as this strange journey called life takes me on yet more turns both expected and unexpected, and I’ll blog about those later. But for now, another new chapter in my life is opening.

Wish me luck!

The Next Chapter

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

— Mark Twain

I’m registered for courses at C.S.U. for spring semester, which begins in January. I’m looking forward to continuing the next phase of my continuing education. Along with my Master’s, I’ll be getting my teaching license.

I also got a letter regarding housing. There’s a unit opening, but I’m supposed to wait for the contact to call me, rather than simply show up to look at the apartment. I just hope the neighborhood isn’t too bad.

On a more negative note, my landlord-roommate has yet to go into alcohol rehab. I’m disappointed but not surprised. He has to want to quit drinking, and no one can make him want to quit except him.

Five Minutes of Fame, and Hypocrisy.

Yours truly was asked questions for a Cleveland.com article about vampires in movies.  You can read it here.  Or you can copy and paste the URL below.

http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2014/10/vampire_movies_a_guide_to_the.html

On a lower note, it seems someone is bitching about me again on his Twitter feed.  This really is ridiculous, so I’m just going to say this last bit, and then I’m done.

Hypocrisy is bitching about what someone else has done while being guilty of doing the exact same thing.  And why is this “friend” of yours still sending you links to my blog?  To keep stirring up the shit between us?  That says more about this alleged friend, and you, than about anyone else.

Christ Jesus, boy, just fuck off and leave me alone.  I wouldn’t feel the need to defend myself against your attacks if you didn’t keep attacking me.

But back to the good news.  As an aspiring screenwriter and film-maker, I am honored that someone thought enough of me to recommend me to the Plain Dealer writer.  I’ve wanted to remake and expand my short vampire film, but have struggled to raise money for the effort.  But with things being the way they are, I realize that if I’m going to bring my plans to fruition, I need to get my ass in gear and start doing some things.  I’ll keep you, dear readers, updated on my progress.