June 23rd, 2020 I’m a writer. I’m a straight, white male. Every time I come up with a new character, he starts off as a straight, white male. Even if I imagine her as a red-haired young woman, on the inside she is a straight, white male. For her to be anything else takes work.Continue reading “SWM”

People Not Problems

June 10th, 2020 Do you want to know why some folks love statistics so much? It’s because numbers are not people. Tell me which is easier for you: is it more agreeable to look up printed percentages that meet up with what you want to think and believe, or to watch even eight minutes ofContinue reading “People Not Problems”

Progress Not Perfection

June 3rd, 2020 Every single morning, especially since I’ve been sober, I wake up and I prepare myself to be called out. What will it be today? I don’t know. Yesterday, it was because I used the wrong hashtag; it was an honest mistake, and I fixed it immediately. Some of you may understand. SomeContinue reading “Progress Not Perfection”

Why Didn’t You Fix This?

June 1st, 2020 I got into a heated discussion with my dad yesterday about what’s happening right now (don’t worry, we’re fine!). While we were making scattered points, I blurted out something I’ve been thinking about a lot this week. “Why didn’t you fix this?” As I see people from generations older than mine criticizingContinue reading “Why Didn’t You Fix This?”

I Can Be Wrong, Too

May 6th, 2020 I think it’s good to admit when we are wrong about something. So, allow me to do so. I just watched one of those videos that exposes the “truth” about what’s “really” going on out there. It made some dubious claims, the people involved were mysterious themselves, but it made a fewContinue reading “I Can Be Wrong, Too”

One More Thank You, How To Read A Comic Book, It’s Release Day & My Birthday!

May 1st, 2020 “For the first 35 years of my life, I was a bit player. …When the time came, I knew I had to be more.” – Dolores Abernathy, this week’s episode of Westworld It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to. 😂 If you don’t want to watch 7 delightful minutesContinue reading “One More Thank You, How To Read A Comic Book, It’s Release Day & My Birthday!”

Squirrel Life

April 30th, 2020 I’ve been asked about my obsession with squirrels, and I have to say: it’s everything. The aesthetic. The personality. The community. The particular and peculiar ways they create uncontrollable chaos in a world that demands control. But the biggest thing is their lesson. Every day, somewhere, a squirrel decides to cross aContinue reading “Squirrel Life”

Sober Distancing

April 11th, 2020 This is a shout out to my beautiful peeps who are dealing with the same stuff that we’re all dealing with, but also doing it sober. We live in a world (and social media climate) that actively promotes and adamantly believes in the idea that to get through things — big thingsContinue reading “Sober Distancing”

Thank You.

March 17th, 2020 Weird world. I was waiting until I could write something thoughtful and meaningful about everything that has happened over the last few days, and then I realized that waiting for anything is stupid, so here we are. First of all: thank you. I say thank you a lot, and I mean itContinue reading “Thank You.”