A Belated Valentine’s Day Card to Chaucer


Dear Geoffrey Chaucer,

For the sake of full disclosure, I’m not the go-to columnist for advice on the big L Word.

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What Men Really Want


We want to get into your pants with as few obstacles as possible (kidding … sort of).

I recently happened upon Elephanteer Andrea Balt’s article, “What women really want,” and I couldn’t help but hit the über-belated reply button on her excellent pocket guide (which I’ve tattooed, backwards, on my forehead) to understanding the Rubik’s cube of Womankind.

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Tiny Ghosts – EO2

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Tiny Ghosts – E01

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Portlandia Pokes Fun at Unsuspecting Battlestar Galactica Addicts


It shouldn’t be much of a secret, but I’m a huge Battlestar Galactica fan. A few years ago, I lost my job and happened to find a lot of free time on my hands. So my hands got a hold of the four seasons of Battlestar Galactica (BSG) and I pretty much went on a marathon. Continue reading

Another reason why I don’t keep a gun in the house


If you’ve been experiencing any unwanted barking in your life lately, maybe you will enjoy some Billy Collins for your Sunday symphony. Continue reading

An Absurdist Vignette, or a chat with Richard Sanchez

When Richard invited me to be an author on my favorite blog, i.e. In Harsh Light, I was delighted.  He has given me leave to explore the phenomenon of my creative process in all its tangential absurdity.
So, to begin my authorship, I’ve unearthed a typological conversation between Richard and myself that demonstrates some of the improvisational exercises that froth my creative juices.  Here is the uncensored transcript from the vault of Google Buzz posts dated February, 2010 Continue reading