ZACHRY WHEELER

Science Fiction Novelist

It’s a true fact that authors think about things other than writing. Take hummus, for instance. I spend way too much time thinking up new recipes for that delicious nutty treat. And if I ever feel like sharing them with the world, I’ll post them here. Welcome to Zeedub Musings, my dumping grounds for everything non-writing.

Maintaining Author Fitness (The Physical Part)

Maintaining Author Fitness (The Physical Part)

It's been several years since I decided to leave the gym and refocus on calisthenics. I wrote several posts about the subject, which you can revisit at the bottom of this one. It ended up being a good decision in the wake of a global pandemic. So...

Assessing the Fever of American Politics

Assessing the Fever of American Politics

Not long ago, I wrote a piece on why I stopped watching the news. I outlined my general reasoning, everything from cognitive bias to rampant sensationalism. However, it recently occurred to me that my assertion was somewhat skewed. Did I disconnect...

The Mañana Rant

The Mañana Rant

My wife and I have lived in New Mexico for the last several years. We moved there from North Carolina and knew that we would need to adjust to some cultural differences. We have dealt with several large moves in the past, so this was nothing new to...

My Life is One Giant Quest for Isolation

My Life is One Giant Quest for Isolation

I recently had a conversation with a tedious individual. We have all met this person before. It's someone who justifies every action by referring to life as a game. "It's all just a game, bro." This attitude has always struck me as somewhat blind...

Gen X in the Modern World

Gen X in the Modern World

I am a member of Generation X, the often forgotten group between the Baby Boomers and Millennials. It's a strange place to be in regards to the Information Age. We are old enough to remember what life was like before the Internet, yet young enough...

Truth vs. Fact, A Battle Royale

Truth vs. Fact, A Battle Royale

My close friends know that I am deathly allergic to politics. I hate thinking about them, I hate talking about them, and I go out of my way to neutralize any conversation that veers towards them. Why? Because I refuse to waste my time hurling logic...

A Year of Calisthenics: The Verdict

A Year of Calisthenics: The Verdict

This time last year, I was having a fitness crisis. (A bit melodramatic, but still.) I hated going to the gym. I grew weary of fitness classes, team sports, and endurance challenges. In short, I started to despise keeping in shape. Succumbing to...

Why I Watch Soccer Instead of Football

Why I Watch Soccer Instead of Football

For the most part, mentioning that you are a Premier League fan in America will garner some confused looks. Clarification that you are a football fan will garner a brief flicker of camaraderie before they realize what you actually meant: soccer,...

Rage Against the Dying of the Light

Rage Against the Dying of the Light

When I was in college, a few friends and I attended Lollapalooza 96 at the Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina. Little did I know that this particular show would turn into one of the scariest experiences of my life. First, a little backstory. I...

Screw the Scale: Rethinking Health and Fitness

Screw the Scale: Rethinking Health and Fitness

In previous posts, I talked about my plan to quit the gym and focus on calisthenics. In revisiting those posts, I realized that I hadn't addressed the most important piece: mental health. I discussed my frustrations with the gym and the details of...

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