When people find out I say no to certain foods from April 22nd to Mother’s Day, they usually ask why. I tell them my mother passed away on April 22nd, 2005, and every year since, I’ve gone vegan, in addition to eliminating added sugars, caffeine and alcohol, in order to stay connected to her memory. […]

Everything exists for a reason. Inflatable castles and poems are not interchangeable. Children bouncing, free from the ground, maybe for the first time, do not want to hear  poetry. I don’t blame them. Poems, like inflatable castles, are not for every occasion. They are just strong, potent additions when incorporated into the right kind of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why do we even fuck with systems? Systems will not save us. I’ve used many systems to organize my days. For a freelancer, this is key. The ability to organize work days. I’ve tried simple systems, like creating a 10 item to-do list and using random.org to select a number. I’ve tried complicated ones with […]

I’m currently reading The Silver Lining: The Benefits of Natural Disasters. The title is self-explanatory. The author, Seth R. Reices, wants us to look at “natural disasters” less as disasters and more as necessary disturbances that are, in many cases, helpful. He uses examples like the great Yellowstone fire of 1988 and the fires that […]

Morning, Afternoon, Night

I’ve spent my life searching for a daily schedule that works for me. A time to go to bed. A time to wake up. A time to write. A time to exercise. Sunday night movies. Sunday morning hikes. Never works. Well, maybe for a week. A month sometimes. What does Oprah say? How long does […]