You Are Not Helpless, You Are Not Alone


“I am not helpless.  I am not alone”

The words pass my lips more and more these days, as I watch so much of what I believe in pushed aside and twisted into something I can’t recognize. I don’t talk much about my political beliefs, because for me they are human beliefs: we are equal, we are in this together, and we are all deserving of each other’s help, and love. That’s hard to accept, and I admit to being challenged to accept what I feel on a daily basis. Especially when we’re inundated with so much hate and vitriol. It feels inescapable: on the news, on social media, even at the family dinner table. And over the last few days it’s gotten to the point where I can’t stop shaking, from pulling away from everything and everyone because the words are starting to become just that: words. Continue reading

Many Faces of Manny: “I am an Asshole”

It’s an interesting exercise to reflect on your life and your decisions. Especially the way you choose to treat and view those around you. I’m now thirty-five years young. And, being old(er), truly does bring a sort of wisdom and perspective. I assume when I’m in my fifties I will have even more of both. But for now thirty-five years is all I have. So it is with that experience, wisdom and perspective that I make an admission: I’ve been a gigantic, narcissistic asshole for the better part of my life.  Continue reading

The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 30


Big news about Behemoth‘s plans to tour The Satanist (in full!) this spring, then a breakdown of new albums from Hostium and The Lion’s Daughter. Plus, the guys pay tribute to fallen cultural heroes David Bowie and Alan Rickman in our Heaven & Hell section.

All that and much, much more in Episode 30, so check it out!

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Keep it heavy,