mr. nobody

May 7th, 2021 Nobody changes. I hear it all the time. It’s ingrained as a moral in our stories and popular culture. Folks say it about other folks regularly, like those other folks don’t say the same thing about them. Nobody changes. I think it makes people comfortable to think this. Everyone is something, andContinue reading “mr. nobody”

How 2 B a Gud Writer

May 5th, 2021 I think about “How To” books on writing often. Not favorably, mind you. I always wonder why people who spend their time reading them don’t just spend that time writing. Then I wondered: if I had to condense my thoughts on how to write to a tiny blog, what would that lookContinue reading “How 2 B a Gud Writer”

Do or Donut

May 3rd, 2021 My friend asked me for advice on being a dad the other day. In general, I don’t “give advice”; I choose to share my experiences and what I learned (or didn’t learn) from those times, in the hopes that maybe someone else can learn (or not learn) something from them, too. IContinue reading “Do or Donut”

Happy Time is a Solid State Release Day!!

May 1st, 2021 Happy May Day, and Happy Time is a Solid State Release Day!! (The only person who can steal my thunder on a day like today is me!) If you watch only one video with my face in it this year, make it this one. (Pretty please?) I talk about what Time isContinue reading “Happy Time is a Solid State Release Day!!”

The City

May 1st, 2021 Every year on my birthday, my favorite song to turn on and up (by one of my favorite bands, The 1975) is called The City. By the time I get to the pre-chorus, I find myself in the right mood. The lyrics there go: “Yeah, well, she said, ‘It’s your birthday. AreContinue reading “The City”

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”

You do you.

April 26th, 2021 I finished reading Neil Gaiman’s View From The Cheap Seats last night, which is a collection of his essays, reviews, introductions and conclusions. I love Neil Gaiman, because I have eyes and a brain and a heart. There are a lot of things in there that will, consciously or sub-, inspire myContinue reading “You do you.”

Life After Life

April 24th, 2021 I finished watching After Life tonight (which I had talked a little about yesterday). It’s a simple joy when, instead of learning a new lesson from something, it just reaffirms a belief you’ve known all along. One of the things that Tony learns is that sharing the life of someone he hadContinue reading “Life After Life”

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”

Breaking Bad

April 20th, 2021 This morning I was cleaning out my phone (it feels five pounds lighter without all those Baby Yoda memes [remember Baby Yoda memes?!]) when I came across something that I obviously saved for a reason. It reads: “If you’re ever scared that you’re a bad person, remember that bad people don’t careContinue reading “Breaking Bad”