Episode 22: Compliments

Compliments are weird. They make the giver feel vulnerable and they can potentially make the receiver feel the same way, but that doesn't mean they're all bad. This week I talk about the importance of compliments and why it doesn't hurt to give more.

Wading Through the River Styx

My Achilles Heel is my love of writing, but my fear of rejection. Scott McMythology The cold stream covers my feet and ankles flows slowly, like sap from the tree. Each step forward is not one that I take due to my own accord, but rather the sands of time driving my wet, naked feet …

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Episode 21: Please and Thank You

I know that this is one of those topics where most people will think "why does this matter," or "is Scott losing his mind? I learned this in the first grade." Just hear me out and see why I think that saying please and thank you is more important when you're an adult than it …

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Dinner Party

This piece is graphic. It is entirely a work of fiction and does not reflect my view of the world. There is crime, racial terminology and other undesirable viewpoints that were used to reflect the era that this work took place in. It is not meant to offend anyone, so do not read it unless …

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Episode 19: Social Media

Oh social media, when will I ever understand you? This week I talk about why I don't post super often, and what kind of brand I want Acceptable Madness, and myself, to become. - Scott McFacebook

Episode 17: Identity

This week, I talk about what it means to be Scott McKinney, a writer, podcaster, boyfriend, son and brother, how I got there, and why it was hard but ultimately worth the struggle.

Episode 16: Naysayers

Welcome back to Acceptable Madness! In this episode, I talk about those people out there that, no matter what you say, won't believe you when you say you're stuggling. Just remember that there are always people out there that care about you, and that I'm one of those people.

Episode 14: Ramblings of a Madman

This week, I recorded while having a bit of a breakdown, and explaining what was going through my brain and how I was trying to make sense of it. Scott McMadman

Dragon or Na?

I wrote this after watching How to Train Your Dragon and having an existential crisis... so this is what you get! I’d rather die fighting a dragon than anything else. Well, I’d also be okay with dying to some other mythological creature, my personal favorite creature is a hydra, but if Cerberus or a minotaur …

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One Week With Depression — The Psych Talk

Check out the post that I wrote for The Psych Talk. It was a lot of fun and I hope to do more work with them soon. Click the link below to read the whole thing and then read some of the other stuff that they've put up too. It's worth your time. To me, …

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Episode 9: Catch 22

On this episode, I talk about all of the decisions that people make everyday that never seem to have a right answer, and how I deal with the confusion that they cause. Scott McYossarian

Wait Until It’s Over

Nothing that I write it supposed to inflict depressed thoughts on anyone. These are just some struggles that I have shoot through my head from time to time. Scott McWaitingroom Does it ever feel like you’re just wasting your life? You haven’t done anything impressive and everyone around you has. Some people have kids and …

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Hue

Scott McCrayola Hue was a man whose heart was made of gold. His crystal blue eyes could comfort all of the people around him; they cradled you like the ocean cradles a boat. The wispy white hair on his head was a constant reminder that age doesn’t have anything to do with youth since he …

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Episode 8: Sleep

Even though this is probably one of the more boring topics I've covered so far, I think it's one of the most important. Getting sleep can help to start your day off on the right foot, and give you that extra bit of energy to take on the world with all that weight on your …

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Clockwise

Ratt and Sia were right. Scott McHerooftime Every day is a gift. If you’re given the privilege of opening your eyes to see the yellowish-white ceiling with that ugly design that every ceiling in history has had, then you need to make the most of your day. Get a shower and start it off right. …

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Mt. Snoring

I wrote this while in a kind of weird state of mind. It either turned out okay or it's complete garbage. I haven't made up my mind yet. Scott McMountainclimber All I want in the world is whatever I want in the world. I want the freedom and creativity to write rhymes That don’t rhyme …

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