The Grey Matters was the landing spot for the creative and contemplative works that bounce around the confines of my head, as well as the inspirations that put them there. With the re-release of Viva, we decided to merge the blogs. Below is the meaning behind TGM.
I just want to be genuine. Authentic. Honest.
Anything more that I say about it wouldn’t quite do it justice.
Hi, my name is Harlan, and I live in Fort Worth, Texas with a beautiful and patient wife, Yvette, our son Baron, and our rescue dog Fenway. I work as a Creative Director and Web Developer in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. I am passionate about writing, music, tea, soccer – primarily the great Chelsea Football Club – and globe-trotting.
I often refer to myself as a tortured soul, even though I agree it sounds a bit pretentious. I’m an over thinker, I’m narcissistic, impulsive, stubborn, skeptical. But I’m also hopeful, persevering, compassionate, loving, thoughtful. I struggle with faith, and find myself unable to let it go. I am eternally tolerant of the miscreant and a brick wall to the proud and judgmental. I’m somewhere between who I was yesterday and who I’m supposed to be.
The Grey Matters started as a blurry concept in my head in early 2009.