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On Death…and Life

I first met Death when I was maybe ten years old. He showed up when I was delivering newspapers one early sunny morning and found a customer of mine laying face up in a flower bed with a knife jutting out of his chest. It was close to halloween and for a moment, I thought […]


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Who Do You Care About?

Quick question: when is the last time you put others before yourself? If you’re like most people, it may have been a while. You’re busy, your schedule is packed, you’re stressed out, you’re wearing your “resting bitch” face, people wonder what sort of mood you’re in…that sort of stuff. I get it. We’ve all been […]


THE CRUCIBLE is here!

It’s been a long time coming… But the newest Lawson Vampire novel, THE CRUCIBLE, is finally here and EXCLUSIVELY at my new secure website. This is the ONLY place to get the book and you can pay using either a credit card or PayPal. PLEASE NOTE: The lines where you enter your credit card information […]

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How to Love Yourself (Part 1)

I’ve talked a lot about uncovering faults, vices, and problems within ourselves. Self-critique is indeed a vital skill if you hope to elevate yourself and evolve as a human being. But what if you don’t have any problems with finding faults in yourself? What if you’re coming at this from the opposite extreme – where […]


How I Deal With Fear

A lot has been said about living without fear or having no fear at all. But these ideas miss a key point: how do you actually deal with fear when it arises in your life? I spent the majority of my youth living in fear of one sort or another. Not that I was an […]

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How to Be a BadAss

This isn’t a “feel good” post where I tell you how wonderful you are for just being you. It’s a kick in the ass to get your shit straight and do something more than you ever have before. It’s your wake-up call to become a badass. But it’s going to take work and dedication. Here’s […]


The Only Time The Answer is a Definite “No”

It amazes me how many people want something and yet never do the easiest thing in the world before deciding that they’ll never get the thing they desire. What is it that they fail to do? Ask for it. Asking is, at its core, a risk. You’re putting something out there – a desire – […]

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Turn Off Your Automatic Excuse Generator

A couple of weeks ago I was riding shotgun in my friend’s car. As we took a turn, he nearly sideswiped a mailbox. When I mentioned it to him, he shrugged it off. “Yeah, this car is a little wide.” Uh…no, it’s not that the car was wide, he had incorrectly estimated how much space […]


Who Wants A Hug?

I do. I spent last night catching up with a buddy of mine who is just back from distant lands. We got to talking about perceptions of strength and weakness and how those perceptions get portrayed in media, how society treats them, and how both of us have been affected by those perceptions. My friend […]

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