About This Blog

“You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.”

–Morpheus in The Matrix*

Rants and observations on everything from homesteading and self-reliant living in rural Maine, to current economic and political events, apocalypse survival, parenting, gaming, coping with bipolar disorder, the search for my biological parents and the writing process. I’ll also be posting short stories occasionally, or some excerpts from my Work-In-Progress for your critique.

The Author

This is me. Only younger.

This is me. Only younger.

The author of The Dark Chalice is stubbornly opinionated, passionately lazy, and a compulsive procrastinator. I don’t expect that blog posts will be submitted by deadline, or that I will even remember to write them. I have a BA in Psychology, which means I basically wasted forty or fifty (who’s counting?) grand. I’ve lived on both coasts and have driven across the United States twice, once in a VW Rabbit that was literally held together with duct tape and lost a wheel during a snowstorm in Nebraska. You’ll find that I’m keenly interested in politics, and lean strongly Libertarian.

The goal of this blog for me is just raw, unedited primal writing. I don’t know if writing is really a primal process but it should be. Blogging like this is like speaking in front of a large crowd with your pants around your ankles, but they say it’s good therapy. With luck I hope that something entertaining or amusing will come out of it for you. Lively debate and feedback is greatly appreciated so don’t be afraid to comment! Thanks for reading!

*This line was a career high for Lawrence Fishburne I think


10 responses to “About This Blog

  1. I like raw and primal! Ann

  2. I like raw and primal too. I’ve been travelling around your blog – your writing is completely captivating. I’d read more but I don’t want to be up all night 🙂
    Thanks for visiting our blog, and for following. I hope you enjoy the stories of our adventures, both inner and outer.

  3. Hi thank you so much for following my blog!

  4. Hi,

    I also have a BA in psychology and one in anthropology as well. I am hoping that someday I can say that I did not completely waste all the money. Here is to hoping.


    • I joke around but the psychology degree has helped me out in my sales career and also when it comes to critical thinking

      • Yes I do it tongue in cheek as well. The time I committed to acquiring my degrees informed and altered me, my thinking, and provided a foundation that I use every day these ten years. I would love to be able to use them more.

  5. Gede Prama

    Thank you for visiting and hopefully braid is always awake. Compassion greetings from Gede Prama 🙂

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