May 31st, 2023 The older I get, the less I try to use the word “hate,” but today is the worst day of the year, and I hate it. It’s my mom’s birthday, which is worse than her death day, because that day was something that happened and is done, while her birthday is aboutContinue reading “61”

Football is Life (and Death)

May 30th, 2023 I’m posting this absolute thirst trap to talk about my two favorite shows right now which, like this photo, are about soccer and not about soccer at all. Yellowjackets and Ted Lasso couldn’t be more different on paper, but they share more than their European football connection; they compliment one another, andContinue reading “Football is Life (and Death)”

Platform of Pain

May 19th, 2023 If you would have told me when I was a kid that I would eventually build my life on hurt, I would have told you that you say really weird things to kids. But you would have been right. I was having a recorded conversation with a friend earlier this week (forContinue reading “Platform of Pain”

Static Interlude

April 26th, 2023 I’ve been distant. (Don’t act like you noticed. We can only hold 150 people in our heads and I’m not one of them.) Usually when I sit down and type one of these I have a central idea or general theme or, you know, a point. That is not what this is.Continue reading “Static Interlude”

Woke Up Call

April 10th, 2023 Happy Monday, y’all. I haven’t been posting much this month and I can’t throw a dart on a board to pinpoint why; it’s a whole set of concentric circles, from all the work I’m doing, the day kind and the creative kind, to obsessively watching and reading Star Wars to maintain myContinue reading “Woke Up Call”

Them: Heroes, Villains, Humans

March 31st, 2023 I spent most of my youth trying to shock people. I think a lot of young people, especially boys, do. When I think of those moments, that era, the many times I said or did something for the sole purpose to shock, I cringe so hard I form permanent wrinkles on myContinue reading “Them: Heroes, Villains, Humans”

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”

what it do

March 6th, 2023 On Thursday, we decided to take a big swing: we announced exciting new directions and surprising new projects. (In this post, I’m not going to link to anything, because posts with links don’t get seen as much, but I do encourage you to check out the last few days on our socialContinue reading “what it do”

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”

String Theory

February 15th, 2023 I often have to repeat to myself that the world isn’t more tragic; we are just made more aware of all the tragedies. And tragedy becomes a kind of string we wear around our finger. I have extended family who are going through a personal tragedy right now, losing their father, myContinue reading “String Theory”