Si Vis Pacem

Photo by Rob Salem. Copyright © 2017 Rob Salem/The Stormworks. I took this photo a few years ago, while working on a project that revolved around the veteran suicide crisis, PTSD, and the struggles that combat veterans face when they come home from war. Recent world events and my connections with the veteran community have... Continue Reading →

Mountain Climbing

The Black Hills, June 2019. Photo by Rob Salem. Copyright 2019-2021 Rob Salem/The Stormworks There's a saying in the firefighting community that I think has broader applications to life, and especially pursuit of goals and dreams. "Risk a lot to save a lot; risk little to save little." For firefighters, it basically means, "We'll risk... Continue Reading →

The Art of Loneliness

Me at Badlands National Park, South Dakota, June 2019. Photo by Scott Pretorius. The more I pursue my artistic interests—whether photography, music, filmmaking, or any of the others—the more I embrace the self-prescribed loneliness that goes with that pursuit. Loneliness as an artist isn’t a universal truth, of course. But I find in my experience... Continue Reading →

The Effect of Cause

I can respect someone saying, "I was wrong." I can't respect someone entrenching themselves in the face of obvious wrong doing by their side and making attempts to flip the script and point at the other side with, "But look at them! Look how evilhorriblebadguy they are! Look at all the wrong they did!" Why?... Continue Reading →

Fowl Moon

Mrs. Fullerman jolted awake. “Henry,” she gasped, furiously jostling her sleeping husband. Her gnarled fingers curled like talons into his shoulder. “Henry!”             He grunted, rolling back just enough to glare at her out of the corner of his eye. “What is it, Winnie?”             “I heard something! There’s something outside! In the chicken coop!”... Continue Reading →

The Sin That Saves You

Earlier this year, my band, Salem's Childe, signed a deal with Pavement Entertainment that will see our upcoming record, "The Sin That Saves You," being released and distributed globally through Sony's The Orchard. Since then, despite the pandemic, we've been busy trying to get everything in place that has to happen for a release like... Continue Reading →

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