The Wrath Of Karma

Posted by on Nov 30, 2011 in Uncategorized | 11 comments

Humans are strange creatures. Wow…that was insightful, wasn’t it? We are all so different. Put 100 of us in the same situation, and I don’t think you’ll ever get the exact same result twice. Sure you’ll have dozens of variations of the same  thing, but each will be different in it’s unique way.  Just like people – we’re each different in a unique way. The way we respond to situations. The way we react and treat others. The way some people wear their emotions on their sleeves, while others show hardly any emotion at all.  What baffles me about the human race, is its ability to tear people down. Sometimes for no other reason than to make themselves feel better. We bully others. We start wars. We kill each other. We kill ourselves.  There are different reasons and motivations behind everyone actions. Sometimes it’s hate for others, sometimes it’s hate for ourselves, but most of the time, I think it’s fear. Fear of what we don’t know. Fear of what we do know and won’t admit to ourselves.  This is not a post about books, writing, authors, or anything publishing related. Just a life observation.  You see this kind of behaviour everywhere. The news is the first place that comes to mind, but most of the time we see it everyday. The scary thing is, we’re so accustom to having it be a part of our life, that it moves right past us, or we take part in it, without ever considering what we’re doing.  To be cliche; standing around the water cooler at work, and tearing apart our co-workers behind their back. It seems harmless. You get a laugh, and nobody seems the wiser. Except that the person your tearing down is standing around the corner listening. It doesn’t matter if you see them or not. You’re harmless words and quick laugh just ruined someones day. Week. Maybe month? Making fun of the grandfather who’s dressed awkwardly and walking down the street. His pants are too short, his shirt is only half tucked in, and he looks lost and confused. Maybe he just lost his wife of 40 years. You’re damn right he’s lost and confused. He’s spent everyday for 40 years with one person, and now they’re gone. He’s alone. And just because you’re across the street, doesn’t mean he can’t hear you. I’m sure that’s exactly what he was hoping for when he ventured out into the world that day. Alone. Maybe it’s in the playground. Kids are more honest than anyone in the world. They can also be the cruelest. No designer clothes? Make fun of them. Funny hair? Make fun of them. Poor? Make fun of them. And don’t you dare blame the parents for their children’s behaviour. Blame the music. The video games. The movies. Hell, let’s just blame the teachers. The point...

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Feel The Music

Posted by on Nov 29, 2011 in Uncategorized | 4 comments

I started this day, like I have every day for the last two weeks – exhausted. I’m not sure why. I don’t want to blame the time change, because the first week and a bit after ward I was fine, but then something hit me. It doesn’t seem to matter how much sleep I get, I’m tired. Ugh. I hate it. I’m blaming the fact that I’ve upgraded to an office job, so rather than working my but off all day, I’m actually sitting in front of a computer. Apparently my body likes exercise. Anyways, throughout my lack of sleep, I find myself getting a little cranky, sometimes just the thought of getting out of bed is crankifying (yes that’s a word, check the Mattsters Dictionary). Music however, makes everything better. This doesn’t just apply to shaking the crank out of my step, it applies to all things in my life. My iPod, is a prized possession to me. When the battery is dead, I’m seriously sad. Lucky for me, I have music on my iPhone while I wait for it to charge. Music has gotten me through every difficult time in my life. If I’ve struggled with something, music has carried me through it. No word of a lie. I could list a difficult situation, and probably name you the song that was most powerful for me at that time. There are a few artists that are always on my playlist. It doesn’t matter what mood I’m in, or what’s happening  in my life, they are there. So I thought I would share them with you today. Eminem – Anyone who really knows me, knows I love his music. I love it to the point that my wife hates him, because I listen to him so much. I’m okay with that. Eminem is an unbelievable lyricist. His writing is incredibly powerful (to me) and I just… “Get it” I guess. Otis Redding – Sitting By The Dock Of The Bay, will forever be one of my favorite songs. That song has definitely seen me at my worst, but it never fails to make me smile. Most of Otis Redding’s music has that effect on me. Try A Little Tenderness, and I’ve Been Loving You are fighting for spot number 2. Blind Melon – Okay, there is really only one song here, and that’s No Rain. I don’t care what is going on in your life, if you’re happy, sad, angry…it’s impossible not to bob your head to this tune. I love it. Consider this my happy song. There are more of course, I’m a huge eclectic when it comes to music. I love everything from Hedley, Paramore (Love them), Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, The Corrs, 2 Pac, Bon Jovi, Matchbox 20/Rob Thomas, Collective Soul, to pretty much every 80’s rock band. With the exception of death metal, I love all music. I won’t list...

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Here Comes “The Matt In Black”

Posted by on Nov 28, 2011 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

There is something super freaking awesome happening at Bookish Evie right now. First, we have an author interview with me! Second, there is a signed copy of EXILED up for grabs, available in Canada and the US. Third, there is an EXILED eBook available to be won internationally! Lastly, there is the best photo shoot ever. Me. Suit. Gun. Yeah, it pretty much sums up all things awesome. Come on, go check it out. Everyone is doing...

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Men In YA Event!

Posted by on Nov 27, 2011 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Check out Evie Bookish and her awesome blog today! She’s hosting a very cool Men In Young Adult event, with the Men In Black theme, and she’s got an entire month jammed pack with awesomeness. Today is an absolutely incredible review of EXILED, and tomorrow it’s my author interview and giveaway. You MUST read this review, and if you haven’t read Exiled yet, you will be dying to read it after this! M.R. Merrick MIYA – EXILED...

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