The Village Idiot

April 28th, 2021 I learned more than I readily admit about life and art from high school theater. This morning during my drive, I was thinking about something that happened during my favorite play that I was a part of, Cinderella Waltz, that ended up being a lifelong lesson in how to make art. InContinue reading “The Village Idiot”

Happy Earth Day from Mars

April 22nd, 2021 I was brainwashed as a child to love and deeply care for my planet. And I couldn’t be more grateful. If you’re my age, you might have been, too. So how did this happen? If you were a child of the 70’s and 80’s, you lived through what many consider to beContinue reading “Happy Earth Day from Mars”

New Interview Alert! Basement Boy Banter Podcast

April 21, 2021 Five years after I was the first guest co-host on Basement Boy Banter, both the show and I return, this time to promote my new collection of essays, Time is a Solid State. Like my book, our conversation covers a wide lens of topics, from the multiversally nerdy to the intimately personal.Continue reading “New Interview Alert! Basement Boy Banter Podcast”

Where No Ordinary Rabbit Would Dare

April 11th, 2021 This was a really fun one to do. Sometimes it just feels good to make something, as opposed to constantly be working towards a goal or multiple goals or all of the goals. I spent my day off watching all 13 episodes of Bucky O’Hare, a cartoon that came out when IContinue reading “Where No Ordinary Rabbit Would Dare”

The Last Blockbuster Generation

April 4th, 2021 I watched a movie called The Last Blockbuster on Netflix the other night, and even though it was, on the surface, about the literal last Blockbuster Video in Bend, Oregon, and about how the company itself rose and fell, it ended up being about a lot more. It’s about Sandi, the managerContinue reading “The Last Blockbuster Generation”

Star Bored

March 26th, 2021 What still puts you in awe? On July 20th, 1969, human beings from the planet Earth, improbably and against substantial odds, landed on the Moon and took a walk on it. To say it was a big deal would short change the actual events. Over half a billion people watched it unfoldContinue reading “Star Bored”

Apples to WAP

March 4th, 2021 A teacher is explaining to her young student how to properly compare things in order to increase understanding. “What is WAP?” she asks the child. “WAP is an explicit hip-hop song whose target demographic is a mature, adult audience who appreciates both the genre and the subject matter,” the young man repilies.Continue reading “Apples to WAP”

2020: A Lesson, A Curriculum, An Education

December 31st, 2020 It is fair to say that this year sucked. It is damn fair. And it is a truth that we will have wasted our time if we decide to learn nothing from it. So, with that in mind, here is some of what I learned. – I learned not only is tomorrowContinue reading “2020: A Lesson, A Curriculum, An Education”

Best Comics of 2020

December 30th, 2020 Continuing my theme of naming the greatest things of the year (as opposed to the most depressing or most defeating), I have to put my stamp on the medium closest to my heart: comic books. I’ve said it a million times, and I’ll say it a million more: comic books have savedContinue reading “Best Comics of 2020”

Flip: Special Edition

December 18th, 2020 “Write drunk, edit sober.” In my twenties, I was master of the former. For a while now, though, I’ve been living by the latter. In that spirit, I wanted to revisit my second novella, Flip, with fresh eyes. I didn’t want to change the story, but I wanted to clean, clarify andContinue reading “Flip: Special Edition”