Let’s Try This ‘Next Act’ Thing Again

It’s December 26. Christmas 2020 is over. Thank god. Not that I’m against Christmas. I reverently watch the DVDs of my favorite holiday shows and movies every year. I drive around looking at Christmas lights, applauding houses with a modest display of the old, big colored lights — and cursing the plague of tacky inflatables.... Continue Reading →

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Finding My Tribe

Twenty years ago this January I was at a writers and artists residency in Vermont. A month of nothing to do but write and play. It was like what I imagined summer camp to be like -- only with sparkling powder snow falling every day like a Hallmark Christmas movie. I was in heaven. Ironically,... Continue Reading →

Green Grass and Tater Tots

They say the grass is always greener on the other side. Standing in my current patch of weeds, dog shit, and broken glass, the lawns of most people I know certainly look like much more pleasant places to be. I'm in the midst of a full-bore life transition. Creating my next act. While I'm excited... Continue Reading →

F*ck Nice (For Now)

If you talked to most people who've known me, they'd say, "He's the nicest guy in the world. He'll do anything for you." And it's true: I would. But I've come to realize that being the person who constantly gives to others has left me out in the wilderness. I'm not embracing the cliche that... Continue Reading →

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