On November 9, 2016, the day Donald Trump was declared President-Elect of the United States, I marched in my first protest. I took an Uber to downtown Los Angeles with my girlfriend and her friend, directing the driver to where we thought it would be. To ease our anxiety, we joked if there would be … Continue reading I am Protesting Trump’s Election And—No—I am Not A Whiny Millennial
Andy Dick was in middle of saying something zany about Japan when the screen cut out. There wasn't a flicker or wonky distortion, not even snowstorm static. Just black. I tried to resuscitate it over the next few days with a frankenstein mix of power cables plugged into any available socket. Nothing could bring back … Continue reading As American As Television
A full decade ago I packed up my 1995 Honda Civic and drove out to Los Angeles. My head was full of Manifest Destiny in the Pursuit of Happyness. I practiced my Oscar acceptance speech to kill time on the road. I was 22 years old. Since that time I’ve starred in a regional car … Continue reading Sell Your Art For Free
After years of putting it off, I've finally epublished a collection of poetry I wrote in my late 20s. It was a time of great change for me, so I dealt with it through writing. It's called "The Use of Words" and it's free to download (except for Amazon, which costs $.99). Read, review, and … Continue reading The Use of Words
Perhaps it is foolish of me to take the bait, but I'm willing to get caught. Bill O'Reilly is up in arms about the "War Against Christianity." In an April 2nd, 2015 broadcast, O'Reilly opens up with the recent shooting at a Kenyan University then moves onto a suicide bombing and finally ISIS beheadings--all with Christian casualties. … Continue reading American Christians are the Romans, not the Jews
When Lulu Glenn sent me a text me back in November with her take on Jimmy Kimmel's "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets," I knew I had to get on board. Mean Tweets is huge. When Obama does one, you know it's the real deal. Lulu wanted servers and bartenders to do the same thing with Yelp reviews. At … Continue reading Mean Yelp Reviews Hits 100K Views (And Keeps Counting)!
I was still on my honeymoon with the city of Los Angeles, a fresh faced kid from the Southeast with Midwestern blood. My eyes had yet to be perpetually darkened by the shade of sunglasses. One sunny afternoon, standing in line at a grocery store, I felt a new and strange uneasiness creep over me. I … Continue reading White isn’t the Default Setting