CT Fletcher Shows Us The Power of Shame

Much has been made over the last few years about shaming. It seems that every word, sentiment, or feeling you express must be carefully parsed over to make sure that by exclaiming your own deeds and successes you are not inadvertently putting someone down. It does not seem to matter that you may never actually…

How To Unleash Your Creative Beast

We can all fall victim to the a serious drain on our creativity. It seems as though nothing we think or do is original and our imagination is severely lacking. Well NEVER FEAR, here are a couple of prescriptions for unleashing a chained creative beast. 1. Break up…….. the routine One of the biggest hindrances…

Two Cheers for the Millennials in Love

Never before has love been faced with so many opponents as in modern times. As American people just stretching our reach into adulthood, it seems as though we are constantly weighing our love lives against our lives. It seems impossible to marry the two. Which makes it so impressive to see Facebook post after Facebook…

The Most Endangered Minority

I’ve been terrorized by criminals for as long as I can remember. Those who would seek to rob me of that which is mine. I’ve been a refugee on the run from those seeking to murder the very essence of me. Torture is the only way to adequately describe the treatment that I receive simply…

Chinese “Boots” launch offensive operation on American “Soil”?

In Jonah Goldberg’s recent National Review article titled “Why Are We Ignoring a Cyber Pearl Harbor?”, he pondered the vastly more visceral response that would have emanated from the American people had the recent OPM hack been carried out in a more conventional (read: Physical) manner. His theoretical situation involved a team of Chinese agents…

Purchase my novel: Leave It To The Apes

  Click here to go to Createspace and purchase my novel! An allegorical dystopian tale of a small society of humans divided by culture and religion. After an unexpected catastrophe, they are forced to work together for their survival. Along the way, a group of mysterious creatures appear and help the humans establish a new, flourishing…

The Boy Who Never Learned To Love Life

I grew up in the Vermont-Slauson area of Los Angeles, California during the 1990s and 2000s. As a I result, I’ve never had a great appreciation for life. I know that this sounds morbid and incredible, but it is simply a fact of life. It is a product of the environment that I called “home”…

Tragedy in Song: “No Mediocre” by T.I.

Before you call for my beheading as punishment for speaking ill of your god T.I., consider this: The song goes. I don’t like it, but a lot of people do. I get it………….THAT DON’T MAKE IT GOOD! Now, I shall begin… BRUUUUUHHHH… When I first heard the title of the song “No Mediocre,” I was…

I Have an iPhone, therefore I’m an Activist.

I was walking through Westwood, Los Angeles the other day when I noticed an older, white woman staring at my package. Her gaze seemed to burn a hole straight through my polyester basketball shorts like she was one of the X-Men. At first, I found it comical. It’s a very macho thing to do, having…

A Triumph in Song: “Collect Calls” by Kendrick Lamar

Originally posted on M.B. Watson:
? The most common negative feedback I hear after I write about the problems with modern day music is, without a doubt, “it’s just music, it’s not that serious.” No matter what the criticism is or who it is about, I will always hear that jab. The second most…