How To Stop Chasing Happiness, And Just Be Happy

Get Yourself Off The Hedonic Treadmill “Most people are like all stomachs: they cannot remain satisfied for a long time.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana When I was getting my undergrad in English, I was not always the most studious member of my university. I wrote recently on the ways I’ve had to trick the laziness out ofContinue reading “How To Stop Chasing Happiness, And Just Be Happy”

How To Deal With Tragedy

What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today     “He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra     I’m an English teacher at an all-boys school, and sometimes it’s my job to make high school boys interested in literature that was writtenContinue reading “How To Deal With Tragedy”

“I’m Lovin’ It”: How Brands Make Money Off Of Emotional Manipulation

Am I Going To Get Sued For This?     “Advertising is legalized lying.” — H. G. Wells   People see between 4,000 and 10,000 ads a day according to some experts. That same article mentions an anecdotal account of a man who counted 487 ads before he finished his breakfast. Of course all of these aren’t necessarilyContinue reading ““I’m Lovin’ It”: How Brands Make Money Off Of Emotional Manipulation”

Full Length Collection available on Amazon!

I am so happy to announce my first collection:The Cosmic Hello: Lessons in Co-Dependency is now available on Amazon. Here is the back cover blurb: C. Alexander is a small-town Southern born poet who now lives in New England. He has his MFA from Lindenwood University, and dabbles in print and spoken-word poetry. He has aContinue reading “Full Length Collection available on Amazon!”