November 16, 2018

I want to talk to you for a few minutes about leaving. If you’ve known me for any length of time, then you’ve probably heard some variation of my moving stories, that I spent the first 18 years at one address, and then made up for lost time by moving what seemed like twice a more »

November 4, 2018

I want to talk to you for a few minutes about licorice. Last Sunday’s New York Times magazine was all about candy. One of the articles was about the search for a very particular style of licorice from Finland called Salmiakki. In the article, the author, Mark Binelli, cited one of my favorite candy/rock-n-roll crossover more »

October 27, 2018

I want to talk to you for a few minutes about age. I need to say this, before anybody trips over their walker rushing to their computer to say their variation of “What does he know about age? He’s still a kid.” Yes, I know there are people older than me. I’m pretty sure there more »

October 20, 2018

I want to talk to you for a few minutes about crowds. (I wrote this in two sittings, writing the first part early this afternoon, before I went out, not thinking it would turn out the way it did. Which just goes to show how insidious depression and anxiety can be.) I hate ‘em. If more »

September 13, 2018

I want to talk to you for a few minutes about two things I never talk about. Specifically, I want to talk about why I don’t talk about them, and to do so, I’m not going to talk about them at first. Imagine you have a friend that is dating somebody bad for them. I more »

September 20, 2018

I want to talk to you for a few minutes about anniversaries. Anniversaries aren’t really something I spend too much time thinking about. I’ve never been married, so that takes away having to be concerned about the big one that most people sweat over, and as for other people’s, I’m about as good as remembering more »

June 10, 2018

I want to talk to you for a few minutes about depression. The other morning it took me 6 minutes to put in one contact. It shouldn’t take that long (normally doesn’t) and it was very frustrating. Must people would be frustrated by that, but most of those people would let that frustration go before more »

October 20, 2017

My apartment has a small back patio. It’s really not much, maybe an 8 by 8 concrete slab, made bigger only because the fence that separates ours from our neighbor’s came down in the storm. The fence that is still standing stands about six feet tall, nothing to look at, simply a utilitarian fence to more »

October 17, 2017

Cyber security experts tell us, that when it comes to passwords, we should have different ones for different accounts and change them up on a regular basis. Between my three email accounts, my various social media platforms, my banking, my phone, this place and god only knows however many else, there’s no way I’d remember more »