It's a big world, and somebody should make sense of it! Jim Hull, author of THE VAMPIRE IN FREE FALL, will take you on Adventures of the Mind, pointing out interesting stuff along the way from his unique perspective. Bring your curiosity, an open heart, and ideas of your own to share . . . and be sure to keep your hands and arms inside the ride at all times!

Not the Same as a Rapist

March 18, 2018


I have been sexually harassed, I have been sexually abused, and I have been date-raped. And, don’t tell me they are all the same, because they are not. They are not the same. . . . And, I don’t want to throw everybody on the same manure pile. Being a jerk is not the same […]

Needed to Risk More — a short story

February 25, 2018


I had spent most of my youth attempting to gain my dad’s acceptance, when in reality nothing I could do would ever be enough. — Cory Cyr “Hello?” “Daddy, it’s me! I did it! I medaled!” “Yes, honey, you did.” “Did you see it?” “Yes, on TV.” “You weren’t in the stands?” “My bursitis kicked […]

Posted in: Fiction

The Light Within — a short story

February 18, 2018


[**WARNING: This story contains scenes that may not be suitable for younger readers. Please use discretion.**] Love is like a friendship caught on fire. — Bruce Lee You’re the fire burning inside of me. ― Kelvin O’Ralph It began, strangely enough, in a cemetery. The headstones stood, some at odd angles, on a grassy hillside that […]

Posted in: Fiction

God and Gays — a short story

February 11, 2018


Faith is trusting so much that God is fond of us that we just fricken relax. — Nadia Bolz-Weber “Look, being homosexual is a choice! It has to be.” “Why?” “Because God wouldn’t create a person whose yearnings violate His Law. That would be sadistic.” “Are you saying God would never deliberately create somebody who’s […]

Championships and Politics

January 28, 2018


Ever notice how championship teams usually come from the largest urban centers? In America since 1980 the NBA has been dominated by teams from Los Angeles (#2 in population), Houston (#4), San Antonio (#7), and — lately — Oakland, part of the huge San Francisco metro area (#5). In baseball since 1980, New York (#1), […]

The Art of Loneliness — a short story

January 14, 2018


“Breaking up is hard to do.” — Neil Sedaka “We need to talk.” “Uh-oh.” “I just can’t keep doing this.” “This what?” “This! Us!” “Sounds like you’re breaking up with me.” “Well … I guess that’s … Yes, that’s what I’m doing.” “Why?” “Because, I’ve told you, I get antsy. There are things in this […]

Posted in: Fiction, Humor

Rude or Rape?

December 17, 2017


If you’re a person who complains about everything all the time, then you’re just the boy who cried ‘wolf.’ But if you do it on occasion and about the right reasons, then people listen. — Bryan Cranston At the height of the Vietnam War sit-ins, The New Yorker admonished protesters about using the word “totalitarian” […]