Posts by Christian A. Brown

Gratitude

Too Much Love

May 7, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

I mean, there’s always things in life to feel crappy about, and most people–myself included–tend to focus on those elements above all else. Pleasure (happiness, in the non-Pavlovian sense) is a homeostatic state: we of the free and postmodern world e…

Ana Santos Design

Creative Collective: Nya Designs

April 30, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Behind every visionary is a strong, silent partner, right? Well, the same is true for artists and creatives, and their partners are many. Art, as we know it in this age, isn’t just about creating something and then setting it free into the world. With…

Welcome to the Family

April 23, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

We never thought that we would love another animal so soon, yet here we are. In four to six weeks we’ll have a beautiful new fur baby in our home. Meet Jupiter.     Even his name is a bit of a pricking-thorn to us, since it’s the Roman versio…

Vortigern

How to Be a Nicer Person

April 16, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Even though Vortigern, our featured ghoul, is a dead guy, he’s a lovely fellow. At the start of the year, I decided that I was going to try to be a better person–like Vortigern without the deadness. ‘Becoming a better person’ is a lofty goal to undert…

Home Is Where…

April 9, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Today’s featured image is of Mouse: everyone’s favorite sass-talking hero from the Feasts saga. Mouse spends most of the story rediscovering her innocence as well as her sense of family–two blessings that have been stripped from her through cruel circ…

Getting On

April 2, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

As I’ve gotten older, life has gotten easier in some ways, harder in others. I like how my emotions, desires, finances and goals have somewhat stabilized and I’m no longer without direction. I like the process of growing older, of knowing my body and m…

suzanne van Pelt

Creative Collective: Suzanne van Pelt

March 26, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

I’m a sucker for glossy fantasy realism, which is why I immediately fell in love with Suzanne’s pieces. Although she’s using modern techniques, you can see a lot of old-world influences to her characters and settings–again, a weakness of mine. Romanti…

Piranha Diving

March 19, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

What a week: the first in a while where I’ve considered piranha diving to be a more rewarding career. I try to put on a happy face, since our mindset influences our wellbeing and abundance. You know: think positive, positive things will happen in our l…

Death and Taxes

March 12, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Death and taxes: two circumstances from which we never escape. The former event remains–I hope–quite a way off, the latter I contribute toward every year. However, that didn’t stop the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) from sending me a lovely notice last…

One Day…

March 5, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

While watching one of my favorite shows (Please Like Me), I heard a great line in response to someone sharing terrible news with a friend: “I’m so sorry, Josh, but one day you’ll wake up and you won’t feel so shit.” I’m somewhat paraphrasing, but those…