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8 10 2012

I had three obstacles to getting myself online and all professional-like.
The first: getting the url to work. I had to wait for the url provider of my last website to let the address expire before I could repurchase and link it to this WordPress site. DONE! I danced on my sofa and said “Lookit my ass! Lookit my ass!”
Two: having enough regular content. That required getting off my own back (see below).
Three: getting over myself and opening up. Because any dang post reveals much about the one who posted. And the internet is filled with crazy who will track down your home or virus your whatzis or something. NOT YOU, though; you are sensible!
Then I got over myself. Between having good social stuff, and writing getting off the ground, and getting back involved with improv comedy, I got the nerve up to get this going.
Let’s get the awkward stuff out of the way!


  1. I am anxious! And depressive! For many reasons! I am on a meds-and-talk regimin that’s doing great.
  2. I have quit my job during the most horrid economic situation in decades to become a more successful writer. Unless in the next seven months I land a movie option deal on my as-yet unfinished novel, I AM A TOOL.
  3. I perform comedy, but am a jealous snob about it. I will not watch SNL. There are performers who are popular whom I loathe. I have reasons! Though some of them are pathological!
  4. I vote Democrat not because they are perfect, but because they come closest to reflecting my own values and actually winning elections.
  5. My philosophy sways between Aikido-influenced positivism and soul-grinding, Beckett-level determinism depending on how recently I have eaten.
  6. I like the idea of a God. It feels good to believe there is Someone who understands and cares no matter what. The world is a more interesting place with a God. However, the Old Testament is one of Tolkien’s finest works.
  7. I love cryptozoology, ufo studies, Fortean subjects, magickal esoterica, ghosts, and supernatural topics. The world is more interesting with their possibilities.
  8. I am a social late-bloomer, a harsh judge of myself, and I talk to myself a lot.
  9. I loathe being cliched. It is tough avoiding being cliched when you are a middle-aged white man in the United States. Due to 2), my cliche is the “artist mid-life crisis (male)”, which is the same as a regular mid-life crisis for men, but without the fancy red sports car.

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