Category Archives: Growing Up

Starting Over

Dear Reader, I would start off this post with “hello, it’s me”, but (a) it seems like Adele has claimed that phrase from now on and (b) it seems like a rather presumptuous way to start a blog post, because, unlike Adele, I’m not sure if anyone remembers me. It’s been a bit of time… Continue Reading

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Final Post: New Album, New Places, and A Big, Big Thank You!

Dear Reader, Well, this is it. It feels strange to say goodbye, but it seems like now is the right time. For those who have been following for a while, you can probably tell that this website has been going in a different direction lately. When I first started writing in July of 2012, I… Continue Reading

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Why Do You Make The Art You Do?

Dear Reader, I’m going to preface this by saying that I will try my best to not make this all about me. It seems like my last few posts have been focused entirely on my recent musical endeavors. And I suppose that’s okay because (a) this is a blog and (b) I’m an unsigned indie… Continue Reading

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Am I Supposed To Announce This? Part Two

Dear Reader, Long version: Once again, I am coming at you with another blog post where I have no idea if anything I am about to write has any sort of interest for anyone. I first wrote one of these posts when I had just completed the writing of my album. It didn’t feel like… Continue Reading

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You Didn’t See My Valentine…

Dear Reader, So, during the first recording session for the album I’ve been working on, I did a cover of Fiona Apple’s song Valentine. I was really hoping to include it in the final version of my album. I’ve loved this song ever since I first heard it in 2012 and what better way to… Continue Reading

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Guest Post: Ladies With an Attitude (and Guitars) by Truth, Tears, & Rock’n’Roll

In preparation for this blog post, my last weeks have been filled with thoughts about women in music, tough ladies so to speak. For as long as I can remember, girls and women with a badass attitude fascinated me. Now I feel troubled. I don’t want to write about feminism, sexism, women’s rights or similar… Continue Reading

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Guest Post: An Author’s Responsibilities by Aya Walksfar

Dear Reader, I’m so happy to have Aya Walksfar writing today’s guest post. Please take a few minutes to read her great ideas about the responsibilities of an author. Sincerely, Charlie When a writer decides to claim the title of author, that writer is then accepting that certain responsibilities and obligations accrue to them. There… Continue Reading

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New Novel “Growing People” Released Today

Dear Reader, It seems that I have pulled another Beyoncé . You see, in December of last year, Ms. Knowles, seemingly out of nowhere, released an entirely new album to the world. There was no word of it beforehand. In fact, just a few months prior, there had been reports that she had scrapped over 50 songs for… Continue Reading

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How Watching “Iyanla: Fix My Life” Can Make You a Better Writer

Dear Reader, No, this is not an official advertisement for Iyanla: Fix My Life, nor is it a disorganized mess about how wonderful this show is (at least, I will try my best not to turn the post into this). There is something that is really great about Iyanla: Fix My Life. Perhaps the fact… Continue Reading

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The Big, Dirty S Word

Dear Reader, I really didn’t want to do this. For so long, in fact since it came out, I have fought against the very idea of owning one. I told myself that I didn’t need it, that I believed in anti-conformity, that I didn’t want to be just like everyone else. I would see all the people… Continue Reading

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The Lighthouse Award. Or: What Does It Mean to Help People?

Dear Reader, Thanks to the brilliant Aya Walksfar (if you haven’t read her work, please do), I was recently nominated for a Lighthouse Award. Here are the guidelines: 1.) Display the Award Certificate on your blog. 2.) Write a post and link back to the blogger that nominated you. 3.) Inform your nominees of their… Continue Reading

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