Self Improvement, Resolutions, and Commitment

‘Tis the season for New Year’s Resolutions. For many of us, taking time out for self-reflection at the end of the year is a tradition. It’s admirable to be aware of our imperfections – to strive to be a better person tomorrow than we are today. Unfortunately, linking this exercise to an annual holiday tends to make us forget to keep on doing Read More …

The Sunk Cost Bias and Making Changes

Are you stuck in a dead-end job? Do debts, insufficient income, or other financial obligations prevent you from doing what you want? Are you terrified at the prospect of making radical changes to your life? The Sunk Cost Bias I never wanted to be an attorney. At no point in my life did I ever aspire to practice law. Not when I Read More …

Burlap Scarecrow Mask

My prized haunt possession is a burlap “Field Creeper” scarecrow mask that I bought from Cameron at Grim Stitch Factory. I saw his work at TransWorld 2016, and was extraordinarily impressed by the quality of his work. If anyone is looking for a scarecrow mask, I don’t think you can find a better one than from Grim Stitch. When I received Read More …

Milwaukee and Madison

Ordinarily, I wouldn’t consider a trip to Milwaukee to be worthy of mentioning here. Milwaukee was my home from about 1993 until the end of 2006. I also travel there occasionally for work, since the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin is based there. But what the hell. I decided to take an impromptu trip down to Milwaukee Read More …

Necronomicon

Necronomicon ex mortis… The Book of the Dead… Bound in human flesh and inked in blood… And if you have no idea what I’m talking about – you probably don’t belong on this website, you primitive screwhead. To date, I’ve built four of these to completion. I scrapped a few more mid-production because they didn’t meet my standard of quality. I Read More …