Author Archives: Michael Diamond

The Path Ahead

I find myself in a far different place than a week ago. Yet, even as I type these words, not much has changed. The pitch contest is over. The conference is done. The lessons are laid bare at my feet and now I must make a critical decision as to where to go next. With

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Chaos isn’t a pit

  “Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail and never get to try it again. The fall breaks them. And some are given a chance to climb. They refuse. They cling to the realm, or the gods, or love. Illusions. Only the ladder is real. The climb

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The End of Days

What if today was your last day on Earth? What if you knew it and couldn’t do anything about it? There’s an old quote which goes something like “if a man convinces himself he’s going to die, he’ll surely find a way to do it.” – is it true? I’m not sure anyone knows. I

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Doldrums

I’ve hit a wall of sorts this week. My excitement levels, tempered as they are, have bottomed out into the pool of cold gel where melancholy awaits. I wish I knew what for. I spent some of the week sitting at my home office, doing my day work wondering what it was all for. Any

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