Anthony Bourdain hung himself; unbelievably believable. I did not know the man, only watched his shows and bought his books (and never read them). He was enchanting if for nothing than his refreshing honesty. Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I’m a crank. But the word “royals” just …will never go down easy. Only person I […]Read more "Oh, Tony! We Hardley Knew Ye."
I don’t know who Paul Thompson is but he has written what sounds like an awesome book, Aim Low: A Story About Lowered Expectations. I may read it, or listen to it or whatever I have to do to consume this material. I’m still slogging through the end of Vulgar Favors—the rest of the book […]Read more "Lowered Expectations"
I had a few cocktails with a hometown friend over the holiday. We met in a dark fancy bar as respite from family obligations and caught up a bit. This past year has been horrible and my depression has been unusually oppressive lately so it was a relief to see someone who knows me well. […]Read more "No Place for Happiness"
I’m experiencing a nasty seasonal depression. I don’t know why. This is the year that an entire generation of my family officially died (less my mother) but it isn’t tragic. The world may be run by Toilet Babies but I’m still making money. And I actually tend to lose weight when I’m depressed so I […]Read more "You Gotta be Hungry"
Those days when weeks feel like years. Sadness sits with me and I review everything that I have done in my life in the middle of my life. The past is not my best period. Sometimes I reach way back and feel ok. With the exception of the late library books and the time I […]Read more "Some heavy days"
All God’s children are their own special brand of pain in the ass. And don’t be smug those of you with “great kids” because sometimes their flaws are latent and festering. You won’t know that your kid is a serial killer until they are well into their 30’s. Sometimes you can’t see this shit until […]Read more "World Autism Day or as I Know it: Day"