Can Jealousy Be Good? Finding Perspective on Others’ Successes

[this article was originally written for Puttylike] They say “comparison is the thief of joy.” But, unfortunately, comparison can’t steal other people’s joy. Believe me, I’ve tried. Most of the time, I’m happy when others do well. I even try to love and support my fellow writers unconditionally, retweeting their work, sending encouragement, and wishing […]

How to Be Happy By Understanding Instrumental Values

[this article was originally written for Puttylike] You could make a strong argument that the universe is poorly designed. Don’t get me wrong, I doubt I could do a better job. But, due to what appears to be a mistake in the grand universal design, nothing is purely, unequivocally good. There’s always a trade-off. Sometimes […]

The Shop Before Life – A Novel by Neil Hughes

” This is one of those books that I’m sure will stay with me for a while, if not for the rest of my life. There’s just something so unique and real about it and I just felt very connected to the themes it presented. ” – review The day has finally arrived – my […]