THE LAND OF TRIUMPH, June 13 - "Hiding The Horror", my new 5,000+ word essay about beating arachnophobia, is now online at Vice. I took a huge gamble with this piece and it totally paid off. Kudos to me. And thanks to everyone at Vice for facilitating this.
photo by John Michaels
Not long after my pal John snapped this photo - a picture that would have caused heart palpitations a month earlier - I found myself driving home high as a kite on raw human ego. I swerved, I cut people off, I lashed elderly drivers with my car horn. I just conquered my biggest fear, lady! I yelled more than once. What have you ever done with your life????