About Kier

I've been on the web since about 1994. I have a background in a lot of things, including a five year stint as a journalist and over a decade of helping people get their message out to the world.

I write on a number of subjects--everything from relationships to personal development to politics and every day life. I hope you get something worthwhile out of it.

The State of the Empire

The last time I did one of these was back in 2011. Back then there was a lot of wild change going on. That wild change got a little out of hand and, well, it really hasn’t been worth looking at the state of the good ol’ Durosian Empire since then. It’s pretty much been […]

Forty Days In, Not Much to Show

So, yeah, forty days ago there were 100 days left in the year. I said back then I had a bunch of things I wanted to accomplish. Some of it I wanted to have done by Halloween. Well… I’ve gotten about half of it done. No, that doesn’t mean that I’ve actually finished anything. I’ve […]

In a World of Bad News

I could go on and on about how utterly crappy today was. Waking up to the news of the horribleness of that mass shooting in Vegas. Ending the day with the news of Tom Petty possibly (probably) being dead (or soon to be). All the other stuff that’s been chipping away at any chipper mood […]

Small Steps, Mostly Out of Sight

As I mentioned last time, I try to do something in the last 100 days of a year. This time around, it’s nothing terribly specific, more a mundane determination to just get some lingering things done than any grand plans. One of those things was cleaning up my web hosting a bit. See, a bunch […]

Like Sands Through the Hourglass…

Today makes the beginning of the last 100 days of the year. In the past, I’ve done, or tried to do, something special for the last 100 days. A couple of years ago, I kicked off a vlog a day. I succeeded in that, but the more important lesson was… I’m really not cut out […]