That same old song

I used to tell this joke. It wasn’t funny because I was too serious. I said it with anger. People laughed. Maybe I sounded funny, but I seethed secretly. Anyway, here’s the joke: If I die early, don’t play “Amazing Grace.” I heard that song too many times at my parents’ funerals. I wanted aContinue reading “That same old song”

I’m having writer’s block even though I don’t believe in writer’s block for the sake of irony, I guess

Writer’s block. I don’t believe in it. Writer’s block is an affectation allowed people who already have a few successful novels and enough money in the bank to worry about perfection. I am a workaday, ink-stained ragamuffin. I sling sentences and stack paragraphs. I try to make them good. I strive for clear, concise andContinue reading “I’m having writer’s block even though I don’t believe in writer’s block for the sake of irony, I guess”

That horribly cliched post about 10 things I learned in the 2010s

I started to write the year-in-review, decade-in-review post. I stopped. Why? 1. Cliche. I hate cliche. 2. Who cares? I lived. I learned. I succeeded. I failed. Everything in between. This reflection on personal history is only valuable if you can take lessons from it to live more at ease in the next day. Otherwise,Continue reading “That horribly cliched post about 10 things I learned in the 2010s”

Random stacks of paragraphs about being bloated, de-carbonated and probioticated

Ugh. Doc says avoid carbonation. Try probiotic. Been bloated, water retention. Grr. Favorite thing: Pop. Drink too much? Of course. Still. I want. Had one today. Rest was iced tea. Yeah. Yeah. I know. Drink water. I do. I drink a gallon of it when I go to the gym. An actual gallon. And I’mContinue reading “Random stacks of paragraphs about being bloated, de-carbonated and probioticated”

More meandering babble about football, depression and ‘Rick and Morty’

Sunday football. Bears off. Patriots lost. Rams and Seahawks the night game. No skin. Except … Pete Carroll. Strong distaste for him. Coached USC program rife with corruption. Reggie Bush has to give back Heisman. Carroll goes to NFL to make millions. This is humanity. It is not a question of if we are beingContinue reading “More meandering babble about football, depression and ‘Rick and Morty’”

There is no moral at the end of this story

Not much to say lately. I haven’t felt well. Gut stuff. Leave it at that. Slight fever, not worrisome. Brain stuff is so-so. Change of seasons and daylight decline never used to bother me. It does now. Can’t say way. One more indignity of age. Edgy is the primary status update. Everything is extra. Sensitive.Continue reading “There is no moral at the end of this story”

A post about feeling insecure, jealous and other unpleasant things that embarrass me but are also honest reflections of part of my inner life

Went to therapy Tuesday. Day early. Doc had a thing on our usual day, Wednesday. Topics: Temper, insecurity, self-loathing and jealousy. Insecurity and self-loathing are partners in crime, I think. I don’t feel confident in most things. Maybe stacking paragraphs. But that waivers. The hardest part of the new world of journalism is you getContinue reading “A post about feeling insecure, jealous and other unpleasant things that embarrass me but are also honest reflections of part of my inner life”

That totally cliche annual post about things I'm thankful for, most of which are pretty obvious but need to be said and a few are attempts at being insightful even if it doesn't really out that way

Am I really gonna do this? I’m a gonna write that hackey, played-out “30 days of Thanks” Thanksgiving blog post that wore out its welcome with saccerine sap a decade ago? You bet your cornucopia centerpiece stuffed with warty gourds I am. Because why not? It’s 7:27 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. I’m literally the onlyContinue reading “That totally cliche annual post about things I'm thankful for, most of which are pretty obvious but need to be said and a few are attempts at being insightful even if it doesn't really out that way”

Let’s talk movies, comic books and other things people don’t read because it’s not about my angst and suffering (and a little bit of angst and suffering at the end)

Movie: “Knives Out.” Outstanding. Little faith in director Rian Johnson after horrible “Last Jedi” movie. Yeah. I know. Fashionable to say it’s the best “Star Wars” movie. Highbrows say “Last Jedi” inverts the premise, tries new things. Shows the flaws in characters. Other film school babble. I say nobody goes to a “Star Wars” movieContinue reading “Let’s talk movies, comic books and other things people don’t read because it’s not about my angst and suffering (and a little bit of angst and suffering at the end)”

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