Just a quick update but more to come.

Hey All,

So it’s been a long time since I updated and I apologize for that, but I have just been absolutely swamped with work.

However, this will start a series of updates on the blog that will probably include some micro-stories and other things as well as some new podcast episodes.

And speaking of which, today there’s a new podcast up over on podbean (on iTunes tomorrow). I sit down with one of my Jiu Jitsu professors and we talk BJJ for a bit and then get into a very civil debate about flat Earth versus round Earth.

Neither side was convinced by the other but it was a nice conversation.

So I will be doing a true update in the next week or two with more stuff and the official release schedule for my upcoming novels but for now I do hope you’ll check out the latest episode of the podcast.

Links below and have a great weekend.

Jonathan

Instagram http://bit.ly/1XgDJfc

Goodreads http://bit.ly/1XpMF4k

Amazon http://amzn.to/1MwzPG6

Perilous Podcast http://bit.ly/2och5LE The Earth is an infinite Jiu Jitsu Mat.

Facebook http://bit.ly/fnbrjwp

Perilous Vlogcast http://bit.ly/perilpod

 

Second Story Syndrome

Howdy All.

I hope everyone is well.  We’re a month into 2018 and things are crazy!

This is just going to be a quick update about me…exciting I know, and then I’ll follow up in a couple weeks with more interesting fare.

I received my novella back from the editor and it turns out it’s just a complete mess.  I’ll admit I was less than focused last year, but that’s really no excuse.  I haven’t put out a novel in almost 3 years and I was truly hoping to get something out this month.

Evidently it’s not too uncommon to have your second novel suck balls so I’m not completely devastated. However, I am just devastated enough to hunker down and really focus so I can truly deliver something that will in fact not suck.

I take solace in knowing many writers suffer from “Second Story Syndrome” I just figured because of my years of experience I wouldn’t.

No one wants to hear their second attempt is a steaming pile of terribles, but it is what it is and she’s right…it is.  I do love the premise and potential so I will eventually go back and fix it, but my editor has almost 20 years experience so I’m taking her advice and leaving it aside for now.

I will now, be concentrating on my next two novels, Blood Rebellious and Night Mage that I will be aiming to release later this year and early next.

This will be followed by the sequel to The Geek entitled STILLWATER. And then, after the fixing I’ll release my novella.

Or I won’t.  We’ll see.

I will however be doing less podcasts and YouTube because I simply must concentrate on writing. If I’m not focused it’s all gonna suck and it is what I love to do more than anything.

Not suck, I don’t love that, I mean writing.

I am going to be taking this week to go over the chapters I’ve written so far for each novel and then choose the one I feel confident I’ll be able to flow with over the next month/month and half and finish it in time for a late spring/early summer release.

So while it’s unfortunate about the podcast and the youtube channel I will be uploading, but very sporadically.  And I’ll let you all know when new episodes are up.

However we currently do have a new podcast up on Podbean and ITunes all about time travel and the John Titor story.  I’ve also uploaded the video version of the podcast on YouTube, also about John Titor.

All links are below.

I hope everyone is getting their 2018 off to a good start and I’ll see you all very soon.

Best,

Jonathan

Perilous Podcast http://bit.ly/2och5LE  John Titor, Time Traveling Sex Maniac.

Perilous Vlogcast  http://bit.ly/perilpod Same guy, same sex mania.

Instagram http://bit.ly/1XgDJfc Stupid pictures I post of me doing stupid life stuff.

Twitter http://bit.ly/1YIWqZA A place to troll and be trolled.

Facebook http://bit.ly/fnbrjwp Probably pictures of me getting beaten up.

Goodreads http://bit.ly/1XpMF4k Read my reviews before you buy my novel.

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Hey look at me not giving a fuck.

Amazon http://amzn.to/1MwzPG6 Buy my novel already!  Jeez!

If you’re in Los Angeles head on over to Skylight Books in Los Feliz and pick up a copy there. They’re a great independent bookstore and it’s a nice way to show support for them.  We need all the independent stores we can get.

2018 An Attempt At Balance.

I just wrote that title and my first thought was yeah good luck with that.

We’re only five days into the new year and one quick glance at the headlines shows that balance may be a problem considering the absolutely amazing shit show we’ve seen thus far.

But, when it comes to my personal life, balance may be an achievable goal.

As a country we’ve certainly lost our balance, our ability to have nuanced discussions on a multitude of topics from politics to social issues and everything in between.

This is unfortunate but perhaps if we can find the balance in ourselves we can begin to apply that to the world.

Yeah I won’t hold my breath.

For me the new year weekend was a time of reflection.  I decided, instead of doing my usual eating pizza and watching movies thing, that I would do a 3 day fast/cleanse to truly reflect on my past year and think about my goals for the upcoming year.

Really I learned a lot.  Mainly however I learned that it was a really stupid thing to do.

No one should be sitting on their couch on new years eve thinking FUCK I’M HUNGRY!

But there were some positives that came out of it.

A) Most importantly I learned that if you are going to do a cleanse like this, don’t do it over a holiday when you should be shoving food into your cakehole.

B) It did seem to reset my sugar craving which had been very high as of late.  I’m sure it’ll get back up there eventually but to not actually be craving donuts and other things has helped in resetting my eating habits.  Which can only be a plus.

However the biggest benefit was the insight I gained during the time I was fasting.

Before I got sober a little over four years ago I was an incredibly aggressive and self destructive person.  Not to say that I was an asshole…though I certainly was more of one than I am now; I was fairly quick to anger and that anger was never channeled in a positive way.

Anger rarely is.

But, since getting sober I’ve really tried to better myself and to become a better person in all aspects of my life.

One of the keys to this new path has been meditation.  Meditation is wonderful and I do think its benefits far out way any detriments. However, it is possible (in my opinion) that I may have been meditating too much.

I was meditating every day for about 20 minutes, but sometimes on Saturdays and Sundays when I had a lot of time I would meditate for up to an hour or even hour and a half.

Now of course on the surface there’s nothing wrong with that.  It’s certainly better than drinking or using and of course it’s not hurting anybody.  However, I do think I have gone too far to the other side of who I was before.

I have found that perhaps there is a greater timidity to my personality than there used to be.  I am less driven than I used to be, because I am simply happy living in the moment.

I have found that, while I do not want to be overly aggressive, I may in fact not be aggressive enough in my everyday life.

It’s hard to describe and when I say aggressive I don’t mean just going around being a dick, I simply mean feeling that fire, that passion that drives people and can even contribute to your self worth.

And I want that back.

I don’t want the fire to turn to anger as it used to.  I want that fire to feed my passion.

Passion is the engine of the creative and that fire needs to be stoked constantly and evenly so that the engine neither dies nor explodes and I am determined to find that again in 2018.

The middle ground, the center path.  Able to bend without breaking.

To run through the forest without setting the fucking thing on fire in my wake.

This I believe is not only attainable but will in fact be incredibly positive.

So that is what I learned, this is my goal for 2018.

I’m not calling it a resolution, my resolve was set when I got sober.

It is simply a reminder that we all do better when living in balance.

Okay that’s all the hippie bullshit I have time for folks.

I do hope everybody had a great new year and that you are moving forward into 2018 in a positive way.

See y’all next week.

Jonathan

Hey look, links to crap:

Perilous Podcast http://bit.ly/2och5LE  A quick end of the year conversation.

Perilous Vlogcast  http://bit.ly/perilpod Are we living in a simulated universe?

As usual you can follow me on twitter, Instagram and facebook.

Instagram http://bit.ly/1XgDJfc Stupid pictures I post of me doing stupid life stuff.

Twitter http://bit.ly/1YIWqZA I say stupid stuff in small snippets.

Facebook http://bit.ly/fnbrjwp Probably pictures of me getting beaten up.

Goodreads http://bit.ly/1XpMF4k Read my reviews before you buy my novel.

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Amazon http://amzn.to/1MwzPG6 Buy my novel already!  Jeez!

If you’re in Los Angeles head on over to Skylight Books in Los Feliz and pick up a copy there. They’re a great independent bookstore and it’s a nice way to show support for them.  We need all the independent stores we can get.

 

 

 

Blow Me 2017.

Okay that may be a bit too harsh.

I went through some personal things in 2017 that put me through the ringer but ended in a lot of growth.  Growth not only on how I view others and their needs, but how I view myself and my idea of self worth.  This can only be looked at as a positive experience.

On the plus side, business was actually pretty good and looks to be shaping up to be even better in 2018 so I’m pretty excited about that.

I am very grateful for all of my gym mates at Kaiju MMA, most of which have become dear friends.  Those that aren’t dear friends are at the least friendly acquaintances who I assume will be friends by the end of 2018.

So I guess the only reason to call this post “Blow Me 2017” is because for most people it wasn’t a great year and I’m not quite sure if 2018 is going to be better.

We have a big fight on our hands for those who seek basic human rights, dignity and support so the fight will continue into the new year.

However, since this should be a fun time for everyone I do wish you all a Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please be safe, have fun and relax.

Now here’s a super treat you didn’t ask for.  Two!  That’s right TWO! End of the year podcasts.

Over on podbean and iTunes Angie and I are just taking a few minutes to reflect on the past year.

And right here is an exclusive, random, episode of the Stuff n Stuff podcast. The bro-host and I ramble for like an hour and half on all things 2017. It’s filled with immature ranting, fart jokes and stupidity. So yeah, somethings never change.

Over on YouTube we’re talking about the possibility that maybe we live in a simulated universe.  So you know, just some light conversation.

All links below and as usual I’ll see you all next week.

I have too much respect for myself and you to say “I’ll see you next year”.  That’d be lame.

Perilous Podcast http://bit.ly/2och5LE  A quick end of the year conversation. 

Perilous Vlogcast  http://bit.ly/perilpod Are we living in a simulated universe?

As usual you can follow me on twitter, Instagram and facebook.

Instagram http://bit.ly/1XgDJfc Stupid pictures I post of me doing stupid life stuff.

Twitter http://bit.ly/1YIWqZA I say stupid stuff in small snippets.

Facebook http://bit.ly/fnbrjwp Probably pictures of me getting beaten up.

Goodreads http://bit.ly/1XpMF4k Read my reviews before you buy my novel.

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Amazon http://amzn.to/1MwzPG6 Buy my novel already!  Jeez!

If you’re in Los Angeles head on over to Skylight Books in Los Feliz and pick up a copy there. They’re a great independent bookstore and it’s a nice way to show support for them.  We need all the independent stores we can get.

Best wishes to all.

Jonathan

Merry Christmas!

Hey everybody!

Merry Christmas to you all, I hope you’re all feeling gassy and bloated, I know I am.

As a pagan and occultist I wanted to wish everyone a very happy Christmas.

I don’t have much to say other than that.  I will spend the day like most of you, burping and farting myself into oblivion surrounded by loved ones who will occasionally glance at me sideways but are far too polite to point out my noxious terror.

However I did want to post a couple of super awesome Christmas vids for your enjoyment.

The first is one of my favorite Christmas things to watch.  This is a video taken at the Moth Radio Hour a few years back. Taylor Negron was an actor, comedian and writer. He was a native of Los Angeles and he tells what I believe to be the most amazing and epic Christmas story ever.  I watch it every year…sometimes just when I’m in a bad mood but man this is good stuff.

 

The next is a video I saw just yesterday but really enjoyed it and it’s just straight up super Christmasy.  A youtuber named Jonathan Guarano drove people around and got them all to sing a Christmas Classic.  This will definitely put you in a good mood.

If it doesn’t you should just give up because you’re Scrooge and I can’t help you.

 

Okay that’s all I have for this week.  Merry Christmas everyone and I’ll see ya in a week.

Oh and links to my crap

Perilous Podcast http://bit.ly/2och5LE  Are we living in a computer simulation?

Over on YouTube we’re discussing the JFK Assassination. This was recorded before the big document dump, but quite frankly the questions we ask are still relevant. Plus the documents that were released (because not all of them were) have done nothing to dissuade me from my original opinion.

Perilous Vlogcast  http://bit.ly/perilpod JFK and why my theory still works.

As usual you can follow me on twitter, Instagram and facebook.

Instagram http://bit.ly/1XgDJfc Stupid pictures I post of me doing stupid life stuff.

Twitter http://bit.ly/1YIWqZA I say stupid stuff in small snippets.

Facebook http://bit.ly/fnbrjwp Probably pictures of me getting beaten up.

Goodreads http://bit.ly/1XpMF4k Read my reviews before you buy my novel.

 

Amazon http://amzn.to/1MwzPG6 Buy my novel already!  Jeez!

If you’re in Los Angeles head on over to Skylight Books in Los Feliz and pick up a copy there. They’re a great independent bookstore and it’s a nice way to show support for them.  We need all the independent stores we can get.

Jonathan

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Hey All,

So, the end of the year creeps ever closer and like you I’m feeling excited for the coming year and just downright burned out on 2017.

I know I said no politics until the first of the year but I am going to break that for just a second and say how glad I am that Roy Moore did not win the special election in Alabama.

Do I think this is a bell weather mark for everything? No.  However, I do think the entire country is better off not electing a full blown maniacal, racist, theocratic wingnut with a thing for young teenage girls into the senate.

If you want to stand by the assertion that the women accusing Roy Moore are all liars and that these are simply allegations, okay that’s fine that’s your right.

Just explain to me why this guy was banned from the mall and the YMCA. That’s a fact and it’s in police records.

Anyhoodle, that’s all I’m gonna say on that and next week it’s an all Christmas extravaganza post.

Extravaganza may be too strong of a word in the sense that it’s definitely too strong of a word.

Now let’s get to the thing none of you really came here for.

There’s a brand new podcast over on podbean and iTunes. This episode Angie and I discuss the theory that the entire universe is a computer simulation being controlled by an incredibly advance race.  It’s an interesting topic that sort of melts our melons but we have a good talk about it.

Perilous Podcast http://bit.ly/2och5LE  Are we living in a computer simulation?

Over on YouTube we’re discussing the JFK Assassination. This was recorded before the big document dump, but quite frankly the questions we ask are still relevant. Plus the documents that were released (because not all of them were) have done nothing to dissuade me from my original opinion.

Perilous Vlogcast  http://bit.ly/perilpod JFK and why my theory still works.

As usual you can follow me on twitter, Instagram and facebook.

Instagram http://bit.ly/1XgDJfc Stupid pictures I post of me doing stupid life stuff.

Twitter http://bit.ly/1YIWqZA I say stupid stuff in small snippets.

Facebook http://bit.ly/fnbrjwp Probably pictures of me getting beaten up.

One last note, if you don’t know what to get someone for Christmas, why not give them the gift of assassination, murder, revenge, weird sex and dysfunction by picking up a copy of my pulp novel The Geek available on amazon in paperback.  Also available on iTunes and amazon for ebook.

And if you’re in Los Angeles head on over to Skylight Books in Los Feliz and pick up a copy there. They’re a great independent bookstore and it’s a nice way to show support for them.  We need all the independent stores we can get.

Goodreads http://bit.ly/1XpMF4k Read my reviews before you buy my novel.

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Could I look more uncomfortable?

Amazon http://amzn.to/1MwzPG6 Buy my novel already!  Jeez!

I hope everyone has a great weekend and I’ll see y’all next Friday.

Best.

Jonathan

 

I know it’s Christmas because everything is on fire!

Hey everybody,

So for all of you not in California and no access to the news everything is currently on fire.

My sister and her family almost had to evacuate but the winds shifted just at the right time allowing the fire department to contain the blaze a bit more so she didn’t have to in the end.

But she’s one of the lucky ones.

A lot of people have lost everything and even more have found themselves searching for places to stay while their homes continue to stand in the evacuation zones.

It’s hot, it’s dry and it feels never ending.

I’ve been fortunate enough so far and doubt I’ll be in danger of anything as my neighborhood is not in such a rural area, but of course that doesn’t mean next time I wont be the one packing up boxes and getting ready to skedaddle.

It’s hard to grasp how big these things are, even when you’re someone who is looking at massive plumes of smoke rising over the mountains.

Like just about everyone else my house was covered in ash for a few days and even when inside my home I could smell the fires.

But again I’m one of the lucky ones.

Rarely do I see a photo that makes me say “COOL!” and “OH FUCK!” at the same time but here are a couple for you.

The first is from the ISS space station showing the fires from yesterday as it zoomed past California.

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And here is one from a European satellite that shot some photos.

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Even with these it’s kind of hard to imagine it, but it’s all just massive and intense.

The weather reports all say it’s going to be a couple of weeks before we get some moisture in the air let alone rain, so that could be tough.

But then again predicting the weather is a lot like reading someone’s future with chicken bones…it’s not as accurate as it seems so perhaps we’ll get lucky.

I’m very much trying to stick to my promise of no politics until after the new year but with things going the way they are I think I should end this here before I break that promise.

To everyone suffering through this far worse than I am, I wish you nothing but the best.

To everyone else may I say happy holidays and all that.

It wouldn’t be a blog post without plugs so here they come.

First, I have never had a Christmas tree before but will have one this year.  You’ll be able to see my first annual lighting of the mother ship Christmas tree on Instagram and youtube when I post that video…so why not subscribe and follow now.

Over on podbean we’re talking about all the sexual harassment and assault allegations going on in Washington and Hollywood.  Angie and I attempt to have a very honest and open discussion about it and I think it went pretty well.

The video of that talk will be on YouTube soon.

Nest weeks podcast will be about a very cool concept being bandied about in the science world. Angie and I talk about the possibility that we are all living in a simulation.  It’s an interesting talk and we both do our best to sound smart.

Angie of course and as usual sounds way smarter than I do.

And hey look it’s all my social media links!

Instagram http://bit.ly/1XgDJfc Stupid pictures I post of me doing stupid life stuff.

Twitter http://bit.ly/1YIWqZA I say stupid stuff in small snippets.

Perilous Podcast http://bit.ly/2och5LE  Current episode is about sexual assault claims.

Facebook http://bit.ly/fnbrjwp Probably pictures of me getting beaten up.

Perilous Vlogcast  http://bit.ly/perilpod It’s the video version of the Podcast.

One last note, if you don’t know what to get someone for Christmas, why not give them the gift of assassination, murder, revenge, weird sex and dead hookers by picking up a copy of my pulp novel The Geek available on amazon in paperback.  Also available on iTunes and amazon for ebook.

Goodreads http://bit.ly/1XpMF4k Read my reviews before you buy my novel.

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Amazon http://amzn.to/1MwzPG6 Buy my novel already!  Jeez!

And hey if you’re in Los Angeles why not head on over to Skylight books in Los Feliz and pick up a paperback copy.  They’re a great indie book store and it’s worth a visit.

All right folks, take care and I’ll see ya all next week.

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