This is my first update since renouncing my faith last week. Things have calmed down for the most part. I’ve been working nonstop and spending time with my wife. It’s a strange period in my life. I’m in the middle of a major transition. It’s kind of like purgatory. I’m on the verge of of releasing several projects that I’ve been slaving over for a while now. All of them are great and I’m proud of how they’re turning out.
I spent the day traversing around Portland. It’s actually a nice day as opposed to the dreary rainy blur that I’ve grown accustomed to enduring, day in and day out. This is a picture I took while taking the train to Pizza Oasis today. I’m not a photographer, as you can see.
My trip to Pizza Oasis was a great time. I spoke with the owner for nearly half an hour about the superiority of Marvel characters to DC characters. I also did karaoke to earn a free pizza. It was a great day to chow down and enjoy a pint before I had to get back to work.
The past few days have found me happier than I can recall being in years. It sounds cliche, but I feel free. I haven’t felt free to be a normal human being since I was young and it’s made me feel as though I’ve been reborn. It’s like coming home, after being gone for years. My wife has noticed my increased happiness and energy. We’ve had a great time lately, being young and laughing as often as we can. I’m truly overjoyed to be “back” from wherever I’ve been all these years.
I’ve only got a couple months left in Portland. We’re going to enjoy our remaining time here. We just want to be young and free for a while before we move on to other things. After we leave Oregon, we’ll be returning to the Midwest to spend time with our family and friends. Forest Life will be released soon, as well as another secret project. I’m ecstatic for these things to happen. I’m beyond proud of Forest Life and I can’t wait for people to read it.
I’ll be working on various projects for the next five or six months. Next summer I’m going to fart around England, Scotland and Ireland for a bit with my wife and my best pal, Ryan. Ryan and I have spent a considerable amount of time out of the states and I’m excited to experience that with my wife. Culture is a beautiful thing.
After that we’ll be preparing to relocate to Brooklyn. I’ll be working on another writing project and likely returning to school. I’m a big fan of education and I’d like to get my degree in Anthropology before I get burned out.
Anyway, tomorrow I’ll be posting the first short fiction story in a new series on anger, death and various afterlife narratives. I’ll also have Pacifist Army news soon, including a short book on nonviolence, direct action and conflict resolution. Stay tuned folks.