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. Advertisements

Some of the negative reactions to “Three Billboards” arises from a discomfort with the redemptive arc of what is undoubtedly the worst character in the film. Instead of arguing about this arc specifically, people point out how this town could never really exist. This isn’t what a real “redneck” town looks like. There are no […]

So much of what we love and value has been destroyed by the capitalist machine. Our religious celebrations, our romantic relationships, and our personal adventures have all been acquired, packaged, priced and resold to us. I’ve learned to live with most of it. Who cares if Hanukkah is sponsored by Disney this year? Or the […]

I have somewhere I want to get to. In order to get there I need to start where I am. It will take me more than one entry. Will you come along? Let’s start at a familiar phrase. LEGIT NEWS!!! I collect most of my information on the world outside my little hovel via online […]

10 years ago, I shot an “experimental” short in the Skylark Bar at Eighth & Cicero. The idea came from a mash-up of sources: a parable in Kahlil Gibran’s The Madman, passages from Kerouac’s On The Road, and a perceived slight. I ran into a couple of cineastes I knew at the time, and when […]

Ambivalence is not apathy. It does not arise from a lack of information. Ambivalence arrives with too much information. Too many feels. Ambivalence is not the same as indifference, with which it is often confused. Someone in an ambivalent state of mind is experiencing an excess of opinion, not an absence of it. An ambivalent […]

My dream of working at a prestigious university and living near the ocean was shattered yesterday. This dream didn’t exist a month ago, so that’s a pretty quick turnaround. The hiring committee at this university invited me to interview for a video producer position on August 24th, 2017. The first round of interviews were held […]

Too much of our history will seem to have taken place in the halls of capitals, where the accusers have mostly been guilty, and so have borne witness to nothing. From “Where” by Wendell Berry If Trump wants to accuse those who stand against Nazi’s and white supremacists of being “bad dudes”, then they should […]