Personal Kindness

 (A butterfly we found at Big Bend National Park) This post is going up a few hours late. Because I’m writing it this morning. Because a lot has been going on and I spent all weekend desert camping and I’ve been a little preoccupied. Preoccupied Courtney does some pretty interesting things. Like forgetting things she’s…

FREE: ebooks, Giveaways, and Updates

I couldn’t help myself – I’m just too excited about the upcoming release of ‘Inteneration’. I wanted to give all of my new readers a chance to catch up, so all of my Kindle ebooks are listed today for FREE! Just check out amazon.com/author/cmcox and download all of my works for free! The offer lasts…

Find Your People

(Texas sky through the trees) I hope that you are the sort of person who paves their own way. I hope you are the sort of person who pioneers new ideas. I hope you are the sort of person who is not afraid to make your own map and go your own way. But whether…

Time: The Only True Possession 

On Monday, I got a new tattoo. I went to my favorite studio in Brooklyn, New York (Gristle) and saw my favorite artist (Anka). I got a clock face with no hands. It represents something deeply meaningful to me: the idea that time is our most valuable resource, the thing that we should maximize on…

Grasping at Straws

(Baubles hanging on fishing line over the road and between buildings in the Gay Village in Montréal, Canada) The more I think about it, the more I admire fishing line. It is strong and versatile and mostly invisible, except when viewed at just the right angle. People use it all the time from many different…