May 15, 2013
Call it creative severance. My blog partner, Eric, and I have reached a point where we’re struggling to match stories with art. On our recent meet up at a bar, I asked him why he’s lagging behind in imagery for my barrage of blog posts. He was honest enough to say, “I’m waiting for you to wr [...]
May 13, 2013
For the first time in 30 years I’d like to address my apathy toward music in a space where everyone can see it. Had this blog been available 15 years ago, I could have saved hundreds of hours in time and a gig worth of email. I’ve lost count of the proverbial “thanks but no thanks& [...]
May 3, 2013
I’ve long wanted to write about this subject, but have erred on the side of caution for fear of coming off as a barely tempered misanthrope. After a brief encounter with a very ugly pretty person at a small restaurant today, though, I’m fine with it.
Long story short, I held the door for a perfe [...]
April 10, 2013
Wimp. Weirdo. Weakling. These are the words often used to describe people like me. And each day I live with a veracious realization that I’m every bit deserving of these titles, yet helplessly attached to a mind that perpetuates a chronic dizziness of freedom from them.
This is what generalized an [...]
April 7, 2013
I’m no psychic to the stars. I’m not even remotely familiar with directions to the planetarium. But a good friend of mine got me hooked on the basic understanding of zodiac signs several years back and I was inspired by her ability to summarize this seemingly absurd “science” into something [...]
April 2, 2013
If there’s such a thing as a flying honkytonk, it’s got to be Southwest Airlines. Am I the only American who’d rather backpack from Tampa to Tennessee with a gang of outlaw rodeo clowns than fly their dingy, dated and pungently distressed planes?
I must admit, Southwests’ safety statistics a [...]
March 29, 2013
What do you do when you’re in a place so stressful that it has no redeeming value? It can’t be transfigured into poetry or art, and it can’t even serve as a provocative experience. The fear and sadness you might feel is so overbearing that you can’t push it out even by stepping outside its p [...]
March 26, 2013
Do you ever see those people who are stuck in the decade or year from which they graduated high school?
I swore I would never be that person. I promised myself that at every age past 30, I’d conduct a thorough fashion reality check by thumbing through style magazines, talking to 20-somethings, and [...]
March 24, 2013
This is going to be one of those stories that makes me seem like a wreck of a human being, so let me start by saying that this is the tale of a mid-20 something me who has now just entered my 30s. It’s a reflection on the past, not the present, and it makes me come off a bit like a douche bag so i [...]
March 21, 2013
Oh Aunt Elizabeth, do your hijinks know no end? Here she is again with another fresh batch of voicemails to my mother. For those who don’t remember, or who didn’t see the first post, my Aunt Liz is insane. Not literally of course, but, well… no maybe it is literally. I so o [...]