Shrinkage

It was almost a corporate mantra for the months of Covid - No one wants to work! Over and over you heard or read it, on the news, on podcasts, in blogs, on the radio, and from business owners themselves.  People just didn’t want to work anymore.  Them lazy people were just happy to suckle… Continue reading Shrinkage

Eating On Our Dead

There is a very, very thin and very gray line between what is tasteful and what is tasteless. To dance on that line is the work of the comedian or the provocateur artist. Most of us try to walk that line while checking from time to time to make sure we’re not straying over it… Continue reading Eating On Our Dead

Finding Your Way Around The Place

Hello and welcome, traveler! However you found my little slice of weird on the internet, welcome and hello. OK, for navigation purposes - If you came for the reviews (found footage specifically) - do a search for that tag. Reviews or Found Footage and you should find what you're looking for. If you want my… Continue reading Finding Your Way Around The Place

Absence

It’s a shame that we focus so much attention on the space three feet in front of us and not the space around us because we miss so much. We are animals with a recency bias and while we look to the past, and think of the future, it is the moment that suspends us. … Continue reading Absence

What Is It That Opinions Are Like, Again?

Opinions are interesting, aren’t they? We are all entitled to them, we all have them, and most of us feel the need to spout them from time to time. With this blog, it’s opinions all the time. The thing with something like a blog though is it’s something you have to participate in, in that… Continue reading What Is It That Opinions Are Like, Again?

Sometimes We Have To Leave

I grew up a small town kid with a small town mind.  I like scary movies, and drawing, and playing basketball in the driveway, and playing with my friends in the field across the street from me or the woods that was at either end of the road.  We lived on a lake and lake… Continue reading Sometimes We Have To Leave

Frayed

I saw something today that has stuck with me.  I had dropped my daughter off and was grabbing a quick bite on my way to work when I saw a man and a little girl, bundled up and standing beside the entrance to the place I was going with a sign. I didn’t get a… Continue reading Frayed

Performance Art

It’s become a distant memory by now, something that’s nearing twenty years old but which still sticks with me.  I have never been the most confident of ‘performers’ when it comes to doing readings. I have said this in the past. I read very quickly and I’ll fumble around with words and the WORST is… Continue reading Performance Art

Those Who Set Fires

What do we call someone who sets something ablaze with no care for what happens when the fire takes hold? They are arsonists.  Arsonists are criminals and are hunted and prosecuted as such.  The problem though is what do we do with social arsonists, who set fires in our culture and in their fan base… Continue reading Those Who Set Fires

Use The Struggle

I think it’s safe to say that all of us struggle in some way or another, whether it be financially, emotionally, creatively, or in some other way. Struggling is part of life.  It’s how we react to the struggle, how we meet it, and how we learn to use it or overcome it that can… Continue reading Use The Struggle

We Gotta Get Outta This Place

You can tell that we have all been feeling a little bit of claustrophobia and cabin fever after Covid. Humans are social creatures, after all, and when we’re told we can’t do something, especially something like seeing other people, we tend to get a little intense.  As social creatures, we need one another, and while… Continue reading We Gotta Get Outta This Place

The Pay Down

I beat this drum a lot but MAN ALIVE wouldn’t it be nice if the people that did some of the most harm in the world had to, you know, actually suffer consequences for that harm? How many times do we see Billionaire X take a HUGE risk on something only to have it not… Continue reading The Pay Down

I Won’t Give In To Fear

Say it with me now, I won’t give in to fear.  Doesn’t that feel good? Gets the blood moving.  Gets the spirits up.  HALLELUJAH! The world is a scary place and it is full of rabble-rousers who want nothing more than to weaponize ignorance and fear for their own gain. They want to stoke fear… Continue reading I Won’t Give In To Fear