It might be time to take a break from reality…

I’ve bought the normal amount of toilet paper because my bathroom has a bidet.

Bidets are really common in both Puerto Rico and Europe, and late last year I joked about starting a bidet business to bring them to the mainland USA.

After the Hong Kong protests and advancing government use of facial recognition, I thought it would be interesting to start a mask company.

You could have them for every occasion– privacy, smoke grenades… and even pandemics.

Joe’s Bidets and Face-Masks INC (Free face mask with every bidet) never materialized.

Talk about missed opportunities.

But it’s okay because I’m not sure I’d do so hot running a business like that. And let’s be honest, I’d probably have sourced my masks from China.

No, instead I like to daydream. Escape this world for something a little further advanced, a little bit more futuristic.

Maybe someplace with better government, more innovation, where you can live on an artificial floating island that moves to different ports throughout the year.

The problem is my daydreams have a life of their own.

I start imagining it, and the next thing you know there are three different legal systems and a sexual-predator business mogul accused of murder.

See I’m quarantined here in my apartment in Puerto Rico, and as I start drifting off in my hammock while staring out over the ocean from my roof-deck, I start thinking about the what-ifs.

What if you could detach your little island from your city, state, or country and just float away?

“Nope. Not dealing with these people. I’m out.”

I’d imagine that’s an option a lot of people are wishing they had right now.

And then you could link up with whoever you want, and rule your own society.

A boy can dream.

But anyway I ended up writing it all down (I mean after you sink so many hours into inventing a new universe, you might as well).

There’s prison islands, floating cities, and corporate-cult governments… okay so I guess the future isn’t utopia either.

I also recorded each episode if you’d rather listen to it on Spotify or right here on my website at the top of each episode.

So take a break from reality. And if you’re feeling really social, comment with your own daydreams of a better world.

Announcing my free online series “The Gulf”

At the turn of the 22nd century, Dege still has some classic young man struggles…

His friends are more successful than him, and he still lives at home. But home is a floating platform in the Gulf of Mexico, part of a larger mobile floating island.

The whole place sails for the most boring and restrictive port on Monday, and away from the party port where his friends will be staying without him.

At least the amazing woman he just met is going to the next port too.

Unfortunately so is a Gulf business mogul who Dege just found out is a sexual predator… and Dege is his prey.

After three long years with no new content, this is the gist of my new series called The Gulf.

Season one will be released in seven episodes starting this Sunday July 28.

There will be audio versions of each episode if you would rather listen than read. Original artwork by freelance illustrators will accompany each episode.

And it will all be entirely free.

If you’re on my email list, you will also immediately get access to Episode 2. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

Then you’ll continue to get each episode in advance of all those suckers who didn’t subscribe.

Since I’m releasing this new work of fiction for free, joining my email list, liking my page, following me, and above all sharing with your friends is the best way to support me.

Joining my email list also gives you access to all the extras like unpublished illustrations from the story, question/ answer webinars, and other exclusive content.

Thanks for being patient, and I can’t wait to hear what you think of my new work!