Stretching Forth

Stretching Forth

After more than 40,000 words spread through 32 fiction posts, I’ve been able to compile a rough draft for what I hope will be my first published novella. Never one to embrace editing—I fully understand its utility and necessity, I just am not practiced or...
Holes

Holes

A good friend of mine is a civil engineer, focusing on the design and implementation of parking lots, luxury resorts, and municipal routes. He spends a lot of time going back and forth with architects about local laws, codes, and the need for proper water runoff...
Begging Forgiveness

Begging Forgiveness

Of late there has been much said about apologies, forgiveness, and what it means to move forward after a public or private dispute. The question of what it means for people in different positions and professions to be put to task for their actions, and how the public...
Unexpected Depths

Unexpected Depths

Earlier this week I sent out a text to many of my contacts, letting them know I had redesigned my website a bit and that it would mean a lot for them to take a look. An old friend from high school responded, asking in what way I would like feedback. Though we’ve...
Open Door Policy

Open Door Policy

Some men have criticized the changing culture (or at least awareness) of Hollywood, saying they don’t feel safe to be in a room alone with a woman, fearing that they’ll later be called a rapist. That statement deserves a whole slew of take-downs and...
On the Nose

On the Nose

For the past few years the wife and I have enjoyed watching clips of Craig Ferguson’s 10-year tenure as host of the Late Late Show, remarking on his deconstruction of the daily talk-show format, his irreverent sincerity, and the moments of personal pain that...