I’ve spent the last few years studying screenwriting in all of my spare time. This is a short script I submitted in for a 48 hour short screenplay challenge. My suggestions were a Piano bar, a newspaper article in a ghost story.Read more "Songbook Stories"
I wonder what the dystopian writers in Hollywood are writing about these days? I spent at least the first six weeks of the pandemic in a state of genuine gratitude that my mom was dead, she passed last August, and that I still had a job. I was also grateful that I had visited one […]Read more "It’s Going to be a Long 10 Weeks."
After this week of rioting and (to be southern about it) unpleasantness, I have watched the smugness of my liberal friends waft from their social media posts with a combination of sadness and, although I hate to admit it, glee. Most of my QAnon friends have either fallen silent or been cranky. But because I […]Read more "Let’s Unite in Hate of Both Antifa and QAnon. Now That’s What I Call American!"
Well, well, well. So here we are, 2021. Almost every second of this past year included so many teachable moments. You could say it was a year where everyone was an exceptional parent. That’s the term used in the US to describe someone who ends up with a special needs child; the Exceptional Parent. These […]Read more "2020: The Masked Zinger"
Can we spend a minute and talk about how douchey the Emanuel Brothers are? Rahm, Ezekiel and Ari specifically who are as Old Testament nasty as their names. The reasons are long are varied and frankly not a lot of fun to get into. Today the focus is on Ezekiel who is an oncologist, bioethicist and […]Read more "The Emanuel Brothers Blow Chunks."
I’ve been stuck a lot lately listening to the moronic ramblings of both my hilljack friends and the not-nearly-as-moronic-but-still-annoying refined friends. Half of the folks I know have terminal degrees and the other half are just terminal, it’s usually COPD. I have footholds in both worlds. I’m not part of the intelligentsia, more like intelligentsia […]Read more "Talking Race with the Privlidged and the Really Privlidged."
I know 2020 is stupid so far. The past 4 months have felt like at least 4 years. I’m only glad that this virus showed up in 2020 and not in 2019. In 2019 my family moved my elderly mother from the home she had spent over 60 years in to one assisted living facility. […]Read more "Speaking of Denial, Picking a Rehab Sucks."
All last week I was pissed seeing posts about other’s trips to the store, or trips to go out jogging and other things that I believe to be very selfish during our Covid-19 pandemic. Yet, I totally took my planned weekend trip to the Outer Banks this weekend because I’m an AMERICAN and I already […]Read more "We Don’t Have the Luxury of Denial."
I grew up in a lower middle-class neighborhood where people mostly never moved. We referred to houses on our street by the last name of the people who lived there, the Smith House, the Norris house, the Graham house. It was the only house I ever had a as a kid. We got along with […]Read more "There is nothing more dangerous than an American with an ax to grind."
I have struggled, am struggling and will continue to struggle with keeping my adult autistic daughter at her apartment during this COVID-19 outbreak. She is unable to attend any sort of day program (which are all closed due to the virus, anyway) and instead fills her days with a meticulous calendar of events all of […]Read more "Your COVID-19 New Normal is My Regular Normal."