When Pigs Fly

I’m tired. Are you tired? I feel like these last few weeks have been exhausting, and I haven’t even let myself get involved in the fray. No worries though, this is a safe space. For the moment anyway. My “job” consists of a lot day to day maintenance. Just boring stuff, like editing audio, booking dates, and updating my website, …

Flag Football

Flags are symbols. Symbols take whatever meaning you give them. Don’t tell me what the flag means, I have four of them hanging in my living room, flown over missions in Kyrgyzstan, Iraq, and Afghanistan. I know what it represents to me and how I feel about it, and no conversation here or elsewhere, no action by anyone, can change …

Dear Applebee’s

Dear Applebee’s Grill & Bar, I went against my better judgement, but because my car is somewhat suicidal at the moment (it had a rough youth, and those things manifest as acting out later), and you had a location in walking distance of my hotel, I figured I would fly against the winds of wisdom and give your menu a …

GIANT KILLERS

I’ve only been to jury duty once, I think. It was probably twenty years ago. I’ve never been back because they mail you a jury summons and I haven’t done anything other than dump my mailbox into the trash for the last I-don’t-know-how-long.  I honestly don’t get anything but junk, so I just stopped checking it. Side note: if you’re …

STAGE FRIGHT

There are usually only two types of conversations that happen after I get off stage. Most people just give you a typical, “Good show” as they pass. You shake hands, sell a few books, and let that human stream trickle onward. Usually when there are stragglers, they’ve only straggled to tell you a joke of their own. It’s always badly …

Which Side Are You On?

I was texting with a friend of mine yesterday about the insanity of our information pipeline.  She was trying to remember the psychological term for some thing or another. I honestly can’t remember exactly what we were talking about, but it was akin to Survivor’s Guilt, but in the context of feeling an obligation to take advantage of the resources …