Sick, Dumb + Ugly? I admit, in the last month, I’ve wondered about the name more than once. What exactly is the title of this blog referring to!?!? BETTA NOT BE ME. Well, I am 42, unmarried and childless sooooooo…. No, no. It can't be. I'm healthy, intelligent and attractive enough from most angles. And... Continue Reading →

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I’ve never done a fictionalized podcast before, but I've got a film script that's sitting here waiting for its shot and I’m starting to think that shot might be in radio instead of film. The script itself is inspired by a Sara Teasdale poem. Old Love and New By Sara Teasdale In my heart the... Continue Reading →

As I struggle to squeeze out the words for #WednesdaywithWendell before it becomes #ThursdaywithWendell (update: too late), I check this quote from his essay “People, Land and Community”: “Correct discipline cannot be hurried, for it is both the knowledge of what ought to be done, and the willingness to do it — all of it,... Continue Reading →

The Trump administration will stay focused on economic growth and national security no matter the outcome of its climate change policy review, a U.S. official told delegates at a United Nations convention in Germany on Saturday. “It is clear that the administration will not take actions that are contrary to the overarching focus of competitiveness... Continue Reading →

I mentioned yesterday that my Mom passed away in 2005. I've dreamed of her many times since then. I've talked to her over the phone. I've  protected her from danger. The last dream I had about her was just over a year ago, during my "fast". In this dream I was alone, wandering through a... Continue Reading →

I’m getting ready to break my 11th annual “fast” tomorrow. Every year from April 22nd to Mother’s Day, I say: NO MEAT NO DAIRY NO ALCOHOL NO CAFFEINE NO ADDED SUGARS Every year is different. I’m in a different place or my body responds differently. Some years it doesn’t appear to respond at all. Other... Continue Reading →

Apparently every screenwriter who lives in Los Angeles must have a spec script for a popular television show in his portfolio. I have a couple of attempts, but no script. I took a crack at a Girls spec a couple of years ago. I know it's very popular right now to hate on Lena Dunham,... Continue Reading →

First you have to decide how you feel about this outcome. Is being bounced by the Spurs in the first round of the playoffs an acceptable outcome or an unacceptable one? I know it is the outcome, but we’re talking about setting the tone moving forward. So just for now, remove all the excuses. Is... Continue Reading →

Dear Mr. Berry, I wanna thank you. I wanna thank you for turning your back on NYU and the New York literati so many years ago and returning to your Kentucky farm. I'm sure, if you had stayed, you would have been a prestigious New York City author and professor. Your experiences would have been... Continue Reading →

Dear Delta, Thank you to whomever curates your audio selection on the in-flight entertainment. When I clicked on your hip-hop section, I was so excited to see artists like J-Dilla and Saul Williams instead of Jay-Z and Flo Rida. As a matter of fact of the 3 1/2 hours it took to get from Minneapolis... Continue Reading →

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