It’s a strange world where being guarded all the time and hiding your feelings with sarcasm makes you popular, while earnestly stating how you feel can get you branded as phony, or a troll, or a target. I’m not responding to any particular incident here, just reflecting on the way public discourse seems to work […]Read More Prevention is Better Than Cure
The stereotype about people not walking in L.A. is true a lot of the time. It’s very spread out here, and even if your destination is only a mile or two away, it can be hard to find a safe pedestrian route along streets designed for high speed traffic. Having said that, one of the […]Read More Wandering Around Town, On My Feet and In My Mind.
Clearly, the cat was never the problem. But we all knew that. There are a lot of things that have kept me from writing. But now it’s a new year, so happy happy! In an effort to get myself back into the habit, I’ve signed up for an online blogging course. Taking classes is a […]Read More The Further Adventures of the Hollywood Hermit – It’s 2015 Already?
For the last year and a half, I’ve been haunted by a mysterious ailment. Each time I sit down to write, I hardly make it past the first few sentences before being overcome by a sort of vague depression. My mind wanders, and I lose the energy to put my thoughts into words. I click […]Read More In Memory of the Cat
Ha ha, hee hee! I have emerged from my cave to frolic around in the quiet while everyone else is either sleeping off their Thanksgiving hangovers or clawing each other’s faces off over the 3.99 bin at the mall. I guess a lot of folks are champing at the bit to get started on their […]Read More Thanks Again
I seem to have tripped on February, sailed over March, and landed on the other side of April. Well, it is a leap year after all. In February, my little cat died and I was sad. In March I turned 40 and celebrated with a big dance party and I was happy. Meanwhile, plenty of […]Read More All-American Freak
Thank heavens the holidays are over and the New Year is firmly under way. Luckily I was too busy with projects and events to worry too much about the end-of-the-year miasma that usually sets in around mid-November. I didn’t post anything here during that time because everything I wrote came out either way too personal, or […]Read More Happy New Year!