I have written under the pen name of “Catalyst” for roughly six years as of 2011.   I am blogging on Word Press to gauge the interest of my target audience in relation to the material and to evolve concepts.  My readers are important to me – and I welcome everyone equally; however, extremely negative behavior will not be tolerated for long.

I intend to offer inspiration and food for thought – as always.  The understanding about life I have attained leads that it is important to leave something positive behind – to share and learn with others.  In other words, my intentions are sincere.  We can have positive communication if we choose to.

Furthermore, I have written a purpose statement for those questioning my philosophical concerns. Allegory of the Cerebral Cave [Catalyst Blog] will explain what I believe and why I seek out cages to rattle.


My writing is a reflection of my broken heart.  The condition the world is in today saddens me to no end.  Arriving at the conclusion that change is necessary was the first step onto this path.

The name:

Simply defined, a catalyst is a substance that stimulates a reaction.

The icon:

This idea was originally chosen as a target of sorts.  This is the aim of my writing.  Everyone reacts in his or her own unique way.  We are all catalysts in regard to social interaction.  As emotional creatures, we are all volatile.  The choices we make – how we treat another – is, as it always has been, a serious matter.  Every moment that is lived with purpose is an important one.

Welcome, Catalyst…

Please comment on Cerebrum [Catalyst Blog] for posts that you’d like to discuss and/or logical stances you’d like to argue.   This helps me further the effectiveness of my writing.  Feel free to debate and discuss these topics with myself and other  readers.  Above all – challenge your mind…

Thank you for reading, and enjoy confronting challenging ideas.

And, always, Think For Yourself.  Don’t simply nod and agree.

I am an idealist.  I have hope.  I believe in human potential.  I am someone who sees opportunity and wishes to help. I like to believe that I can. Real change will take a collective effort.  My primary purpose here is to provoke thought that will breed awareness.

The world is on fire…

Stand and watch, help it burn, or snuff it out…




9 responses to “Author

  1. Hi Cat,
    This is my first experience with Facebook.
    I am happy that I found your web site that reflects many of my own views while, expanding them at the same time.
    Your writing style is very easy to read and understand, which so many authors fail to do.
    I look forward to reading more of your materials.
    Sincerely, John A.

    • Thank you for the kind words, John. Making the material tangible is difficult at best – but, it is a worthy challenge.


      Feel free to search the site. Hopefully, you’ll find inspiration.


  2. Elsewhere you noted recently meeting an interesting and highly intelligent person. Perhaps an elaboration could be the subject of an upcoming blog post?

    On another topic: “…that will breed awareness.” You keep dropping hints to let me know you are a breeder – I get it. My prior come on to you was emotional / humorous / intellectual, so I have to say that when you immediately let me know you are a breeder – that was pure entertainment for me. And that is the first time any guy has immediately let me know that (triple wink).

    • I’m not sure where you saw that, but I do meet new people on the net all the time that are worthy of note.

      Yeah, about sexuality… lol. I don’t like to involve my personal life with my writing. I’m not gay, but I’m not much of a breeder, either. I’m not sure if that registers. Needless to say, I’m a bit different.

  3. Your response to ‘Why we fight’, touched me. I am currently mesmerised by all things military as far as the people who serve is involved. Sometimes I feel inadequate because I did not serve. When did you enlist? How long were you in? Why did you do it, and why did you leave? What have you learned, and do you continue to learn? How has it made you different from civilians? Was it difficult, if so, why? What happens to you and your ‘platoon’ when you leave – do you miss them…them, you? It appears to be such a constructed experience, what happens when you leave it? Sooooo many questions, so many…

    • There are many questions there. I covered my military experience in the following piece:

      The Detriment of Ignorance

      Not all of your questions are covered, but it’s a start. I looked at civilians differently for awhile. I generally saw people as weak and undisciplined.

      It did teach me the power of unity. It did teach me to be a warrior. It also taught me many ways to kill, adapt, and respond efficiently when threatened.

      I have studied grappling, jiu-jitsu, akido, tai-chi, and boxing. I’ve ended with an MMA style approach to combat. I used to think knowing how to fight was essential, but I would rather avoid violence today.

      I used to spar for sport, but it’s too easy to seriously wound or kill someone in a street fight. I would rather walk away.

      I cannot stand real violence today, and it is everywhere. People now hurt each other in so many ways.

      My training showed me how fragile life and the human psyche is. I ended up crying for the world instead of dying for it – because fighting and killing one another are things our species can grow beyond. Really, we should know better by now.

  4. Thanks for this. I’ll go to the link now. It’s funny. You really find violence abhorrent now eh? I’m the opposite, and I’m a little afraid of what’s going on. All my life, my biggest defence has been my words. I am too afraid of being beaten. The other day, in a bar, some guy who didn’t like the way I look or something, came upa and hit me and I couldn’t defend myself, untill the bouncers came, I couldn’t fight. Made me feel emasculated and hurt and angry. My dad always said I was a whimp. It’s funny how it is just this topic that has me sounding like a child! Now I wish I had learned to fight. Is that bad? Anyway, thanks a lot, much respect to you. You are a very interesting man.

  5. I recommend a few jiu-jitsu classes. You can’t go wrong. That will build your confidence. I can’t believe someone just walked up and hit you without warrant. What a douche.

    You should read my piece on overcoming fear (again, lol):

    A Thousand Deaths

    Guys that like to fight can sense fear – just like the dogs. It’s a primal thing. I feel for you. Fear is not fun. It’s not going anywhere until you face it.

    Take my advice – jiu-jitsu. Sparring will help you face it slowly. Once you get a few take-downs and a tap-out under your belt, confidence will build.

    Take care,


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