That’s what my 160-character bio says. I think it’s the shortest way I’ve ever introduced myself. And as such, it falls horribly short of doing a proper job.
Not that I think I do much better, really. Or more proper. But that’s just me.
In case you’re just here for the reads, here’s a list of my favorite stories!
Hi! I’m Erik, and I have pretty terrible self-confidence (as should be apparent from the look on my face in the photo above). And I’m a perfectionist, which is about the worse combination you can find, IMHO. …
I bet that when Eric Pierce started this thing with his great insight into his personal life, he never expected dozens (or at least a dozen) people to join in the fun. But since everyone and their grandmother is jumping on this particular bandwagon (a phrase I’ve been using way too much lately), I definitely wasn’t going to be left behind.
Also, it’s an awesome idea, and you should be doing one too. Just saying.
Thunderdome is a FanFare series where our writers good-naturedly debate some matter of pop culture and then leave it to the readers to decide. Read each post and vote at the bottom!
I mean, seriously? No one?
When I first suggested including a bout on who the best Doctor Who is, I wasn’t intending to take part. Rather, I was already salivating at the thought of seeing the literary and argumentative prowess, not to mention seemingly infinite knowledge of all things TV and film, of Simon Dillon.
No offense to the other writers on my shortlist like Paul…
Medium introduced lists, like, 200 years ago. What can I say, it took me a while to get with the times and look into them.
What I found made me giddy like a schoolgirl, frilly pink dress and all.
List are pretty much what I’ve always wanted but never knew to ask for. I am not exactly a niche kinda guy. I could say I am “still trying to find my voice,” or that I am “exploring all avenues.” You could even say I am sowing my royal oats.
It’s been three months already!? But, I’ve not had a single bonus yet, or made 10’s of k’s of money or attracted hundreds of thousands of hungry followers, salivating for more of my brilliant prose! I even had stories making *gulp* ZERO money!
Clearly, I’m not ready to share my results with the world.
Everyone loves a success story. We all just love to read about how someone else made thousands of dollars on their first, obviously viral, post. We’re all shivering with anticipation to hear how they did it, and how we can do it too.
That’s the first…
Last Friday, I was in my car on the way to an appointment, blasting my (now second) favorite playlist and unabashedly screaming (because I wouldn’t call it singing) along with the songs, when suddenly I realized something.
An idea was born. The result is in front of you.
I met Danielle and Lindsay through the wonderful Facebook group Medium Rare: Lounge. And with them, I met and made friends with a group of the most amazing writers and people (writers are people too…
It’s Sunday morning. I dropped off the kids at my parents' on Thursday. They’ll be there until Monday afternoon, to be brought back just in time for their swimming lesson to bump my wife and I back into the realities of parenthood.
Friday was spent visiting (in order of appearance) my physiotherapist, a furniture store, a kitchen specialist and a bathroom showroom. The result? Muscle ache in my shoulder, a new couch featuring automatic leg rests and USB (no bluetooth though), a so-much-over-budget-we-will-never-speak-of-it-again dream kitchen and a lot of frustration regarding the incompetence of bathroom “consultants.”
I’d say that’s a…
Tomorrow it will be exactly one year since my doctor referred me to get psychological help. A therapist.
One year. That’s 12 months. 52 weeks. 365 days, give or take a few. And by the time I got the referral, I’d already spent 2 months meeting with my doctor weekly, then bi-weekly.
14 months have gone by since I first gathered all my courage to finally, finally make that one phone call. The one that said “Look doc, I tried. I tried to do this by myself. I tried certifying as an NLP Practitioner to learn all the tricks. I…
Up until now, I’ve been staying well away from NFTs, or Non-Fungible Tokens. Honestly, I don’t really understand them, or the hype that surrounds them. Also, the name kept filling my head with images of mushrooms. And I really don’t need those in there.
But then I read this article on The Verge that made my geek heart pitter-patter, so I just had to get stuck in and figure out what NFTs are all about.
Isn’t that brilliant? The greatest thing about virtual rings is that you cannot drop them down the sink (or worse) and lose them. …
This list is automatically curated by an advanced AI algorithm that includes views, comments, the day of the week, the humidity at 11:23 AM on a Tuesday, my wife’s mood and the 20-year average GDP of El Salvador (because, you know, the El Salvadorans deserve some input, too).
As such, it is subject to change without notice. Or for any particular reason.
Also, the algorithm rewrites itself at random intervals. It’s just fickle like that.