Calvin: A Life In Stories

In June of 2016, my father Calvin Jay Miller had a health scare that forced me to think deeply about the incredible life he has led. From growing up as a dairy farmer in Ohio, to getting shot in El Salvador, to living and working for over a decade in both Bolivia and Italy, his life... Continue Reading →

Modern Storytelling

The anthology television series, whether seasonal or episodic, has been and will continue to dominate the television landscape for the foreseeable future. Whether you've directly noticed the trend or not, and you probably have if you watch any form of television in this day and age, you've likely enjoyed a show that utilizes this throwback... Continue Reading →

The Goddess: A Short Story

The exit sign towered over the throbbing crowd as the music blared and sweat sprayed. The concert had long since ended, only to be replaced by a DJ who knew only two volumes, loud and louder. From the opposite side of the room, in a corner not nearly empty enough, a supremely tired Jack stared at the... Continue Reading →

Dream Balloon

What do astronauts, rock stars, world renowned soccer players, firemen, and princesses have in common? When we are children, the world seems so big. Everything we experience is so fresh and new, perhaps even magical. With every experience, our dreams and our desires and our passions grow. Like balloons, we are continually filled. Our ability to... Continue Reading →

The Giraffe Man

Thump, Thump, Thump, What is that noise? Thump, Thump, Thump, Seriously, what is that? Thump, Thump, Thump, Where is that coming from??? Thump, Thump, Thump, It's right behind you, or beside you... Thump! Thump! Thump! It's all around you! It has you! THUMP! THUMP! THUMP! The Giraffe Man has come for your soul! No ones knows... Continue Reading →

What is FOMO?

What is FOMO? Sure the acronym stands for Fear Of Missing Out but to answer the question solely is akin to dissection in a 9th grade biology class; it means nothing. To truly understand the FOMO meaning, one has to feel it. Be burned by it. Be saddened by it. Be laid bare in a lab... Continue Reading →

The MMQB Fan Essay

Every Monday, Sports Illustrated's Peter King writes his weekly article, Monday Morning Quarterback (MMQB). This week, King asked for readers to submit a 200-word essay on the reason why fans love their teams to talkback@themmqb.com. I encourage you to submit your own, but for now, here is my submission. Why I Love the Dallas Cowboys... Continue Reading →

The Greatest Gift

To have it is to want more of it. To lack it is to desire it with every fiber of your being. To have it and lose it and lose it and lose it is to get depressed by the idea of it. This is no "less is more" ideal, this is a more is... Continue Reading →

The Contenticity of Authenticity

It was too sunny for a Tuesday. That hadn't changed. The curtains, thin as a flurry of snow, failed continuously to heed the bright warning of the sun. Like a spotlight illuminating the shy and fallen, the sun warded off the curtains' meek protestations and shone, brilliantly, on the tangle of hair, saliva and sweat,... Continue Reading →

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