Working for a Living

Working for 'The Man' is a blessing and a curse. After being on a mid-career retirement or spousal sabbatical for almost a year, I am now back where I left off before the extended vacation, at a desk, in front a computer, working eight hours a day. It's a surprisingly welcomed situation, though, I can't lie,... Continue Reading →

Photos from the Pit

It's been awhile since I have posted, but have no fear, I am still out there creating and writing when I can. Check out http://www.Loudandheavy.com to view some of my recent photos of Between The Buried And Me and August Burns Red from their recent show at Ace of Spades in Sacramento. I've also written... Continue Reading →

Back in the Saddle

It has been awhile since I've written, I know. I'm sure you have all been on pins and needles wondering, "what is happening in Cole's super exciting life?!" Between my constant adventures it can be so challenging to take the time to write 400 words of non sense. I mean, I have been busy watching... Continue Reading →

David Bowie

There is little to be said about David Bowie that hasn't been said a thousand times over. A brilliant musician, a talented actor, a genius; he was all of those things and more. And while I was never a huge fan of his music, or any of his personas, aside from his hits, even I... Continue Reading →

Metalcore and the Art of Screaming

I’ve never put myself in the soft rock genre of rock and roll. To me, soft rock always implied boring and outdated, like the musings of Christopher Cross or…I don’t know, Barry Manilow? That’s how much I thought of soft rock, I don’t even know who falls into that category! But now, after an evening... Continue Reading →

Old & New Works

In the midst of another creative burst, I decided to pull out my dusty, old portfolio of drawings. Dating back to the early 90's, it's a reflection of my continued love of music, and pop culture. There are a lot of unfinished, or almost finished works, and some are pretty good and some, while I can... Continue Reading →

My Favorites

In lieu of trying to find something thought provoking to write about on an early Friday morning, I am just going to list my favorites...of whatever comes to mind. Many favorites are not necessarily engraved in stone, but like putty that changes and molds over time, so if you take exception to my particular tastes,... Continue Reading →

Everyday Voyeur

People are so fascinating. In my many trips to coffee shops over the course of the past year plus, I have spent much of my time staring just above my computer screen, under the false pretense of working on something, but instead, just watching the lives of others happen in real time. There is a... Continue Reading →

Coldplay, and the Curse of Aging

I love Coldplay. Still, despite their success, oversaturation, the Gwyneth, Moses and Apple saga and knowing that it has become totally uncool to be a fan, I can't deny the truth. I've tried to suppress the enjoyment I get from listening to their music and have shunned them from playlists for months on end. Yet, when... Continue Reading →

The Employment Game

Being unemployed is a very humbling experience. I immediately find myself reverting to my twenty-two year old self, ears wet and eager with nothing to show for, feeling the need to beg and plead just for a chance. The difference is that now I'm pushing thirty-eight with progressive experience in marketing and sales. The hunt... Continue Reading →

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