Nathan TimmelThe Blog
The Broken Heart of Expectations
Fishbone was one of the best bands I’ve ever seen play live. They were simply extraordinary, and that’s using the word lightly.
What happens when we dream, and do our dreams mean anything? I’m not one to interpret, I do take note of what happens in my noggin.
Indie Author Interview: Jerry Harwood
I recently got to correspond with indie author Jerry Harwood; he's written the books, Jam Sessions and Twelve Hours on the Block. Can you tell me a little about yourself, and what led you to start writing? I was born in Ooltewah, TN. My mother was an elementary school...
The Naming of the Names
"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." ~Nothing a 14-year old girl would say today. I swear it was random. So far, two friends have messaged me, joking about how their "character" in my book, We Are 100, was a douchebag. One went so far ast to point out that...
My Favorite Billboard
I never thought I’d have a favorite billboard, but here I am, a grown man who chuckles every time he drives west on I-80 in IL.
The Price of Fake Popularity
Should popularity be earned, or is buying your way to fame OK? If you buy your fame, is it real? My attempt to figure these things out…
Quantity, Quality, and Legacy
Shakespeare is the greatest of all time, right? But is it because of all his plays, or a select few? (Hint: select few.)
Facebook’s Dangerous Dance With Cancel Culture
When you get thrown in Facebook Jail, there is no recourse. They have no customer service, because we're not customers. We're product. So there's no one to examine the ruling, just an automated "Do you agree with this decision?" button that does nothing. (Trust me on...
Vastly Different Trajectories: The Simpsons vs. South Park
In a head-to-head contest between The Simpsons vs. South Park, it’s not even close. One show vastly outshines the other.
We Are 100… Audio Prologue
After having my ego fed by kind folks who enjoyed the snippet I read of We Are 100, I sat down and recorded the prologue.
The Neighbor You Don’t Know
How would you react if you discovered your neighbor was a pedophile? What if that was after the fact; after his arrest?
The Kindle Conundrum
The Midnight Library is listed as one of the best selling books so far in 2021. I have to be honest, I don't know anything about it; my information comes from Google. I needed an example of something confusing to me, and Midnight Library made for a nice one. Right...