About Carl Pettit

Carl Pettit is a writer, illustrator and musician whose education and travels have taken him all over the world. When not out exploring, or pondering the universe, he finds time to produce fiction for both adults and children. You can catch up with him on his blog, or twitter.

Santa Sex Tape

One celebrity whose star will never set is Santa Claus’, and one reason why is that he’ll never be brought low by scandal.

Lying to Children

Where fantasy stops, untruths begin. Carl Pettit writes on the relationship between media and body image.

The Corporate Death Penalty

Should corporations suffer the same consequences as United States citizens? Carl Pettit argues in the case of corporate personhood and their constitutional rights.

The Zen of Don Draper’s Frown

Jon Hamm’s compassionate sneer manages to capture the Zen koan of Draper’s ambivalent soul.

Drone King

Drone technology that preserves the lives of American soldiers may come at a price to American civilians.

All Is Forgiven

There’s a difference between true forgiveness and turning a blind eye.

Rich Man, Poor Man

Why should the obscenely rich scale back so they’re just extremely rich?

The Politically Correct Terrorist

How do we define terrorism? Carl Pettit takes a closer look.

Does True Love Exist?

Carl Pettit is a romantic: despite the word’s overuse, he still believes in love—true love.

A World of Illusion

A world full of conspiracy theorists is the perfect place for an evil mastermind to work, undetected. So warns Carl Pettit: but just which side is he on?

The Power of the Human Voice

In the age of the internet, what is the value of the human voice?

Prison Utopia

The United States leads the world in incarceration rates of its citizens. Is America really home of the free?

Growing Up on Planet Porn

Were our kids sexually healthier when sexual images were harder to come by?

The American Phoenix

America’s strength is its ability to reinvent itself.

Crisis Mode

The world is plagued by crises. Carl Pettit could do with a ‘problem’ or an ‘issue’ every once in a while.

The Gentlemen of Paradise

Carl Pettit finds the mating rituals of the male of the species, avian and human, comically and tragically similar.