Honk If You Hate Me

March 20th, 2023 I’ve been thinking a lot about bumper stickers. I’ve written several times about why folks are more passionate than ever about politics. People are not more political; politics have become less about politics. I have a tremendously annoying habit of trying to understand things. When someone is telling me a story inContinue reading “Honk If You Hate Me”

SKP 2022: Them

March 1st, 2023 What would it look like if Quentin Tarantino wrote a sci-fi book about an alien invasion? My first novella, Them, might be the closest we get, and this is how I’ve sold it to everybody else over the ten years since its release. The book is an explosion of pop culture, complicatedContinue reading “SKP 2022: Them”

Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing Review

February 20th, 2023 I finished Matthew Perry’s book this afternoon, and I have a lot of feelings about it. If I were the kind of person to share my feelings, I would do that here, but I’m just not that guy. jk. Let’s get to it. I want to start by saying it is notContinue reading “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing Review”

Are You Still Watching?

February 8th, 2023 Let’s talk about Netflix. I’m going to take a break from my topics this month to address the announcement that they will no longer allow people to share their passwords. The reactions are what you would expect: people claim it’s a bad move, and Netflix itself will be hurt after they implementContinue reading “Are You Still Watching?”

Panic at the Distrust

January 23rd, 2023 I’ve had some real revelations this week on my issues with trust. Growing up, I was generally untrusting. I struggled to articulate why. I had clear reasons: bad things happened to me. Bad things happened to people I loved. People talked about bad things other people did to them or, still, otherContinue reading “Panic at the Distrust”

Good Grief

January 10th, 2023 Well… my car got stolen today. Every time I see someone post about a hard time, I imagine what I would do in their shoes. I do it even more when I think about my sobriety; I have to ask myself, “Would I stay sober through that?” I often questioned who IContinue reading “Good Grief”

The Triumph of Never Growing Old and the Spirit of Never Giving Up

January 10th, 2023 “Dennis, Steve and I think you will be as great as Walt Disney but you need to know all the big WORDS! We hope this will help. Be creative?” – Inscription from a thesaurus I received in the early 90’s, from my Aunt Jan and Uncle Steve My obsession with Walt DisneyContinue reading “The Triumph of Never Growing Old and the Spirit of Never Giving Up”

A.I. Yi Yi

December 17th, 2022 Exactly zero people have asked me what I think about AI, and I am indignant. This is a post about AI, written by a terribly flawed human being. Most of the responses I have seen to emerging AI technology have come from artists. I’m an artist, too, but I have always identifiedContinue reading “A.I. Yi Yi”

The Troll Toll

December 15th, 2022 The history of philosophy is a history of trolls. The 1975 is one of my favorite bands (and my absolute favorite band most days). We saw them play at The Armory last night and it was quite possibly the best show I have ever seen. Like TikTok itself, I am obsessed withContinue reading “The Troll Toll”

The Intentional Spirit of Human Compassion

November 28th, 2022 I always get sappy and emotional this time of year (“How is that different than usual?” you ask; “Shut up,” I reply) as an important anniversary in early December comes up. In business, you can make decisions based on common sense and objective financial goals, or you can make them based onContinue reading “The Intentional Spirit of Human Compassion”