Celebrity Morons (or Where is Woody Allen?)

Where’s Woody Allen? I see Matt Lauer, Louie C. K., Kevin Spacey and the king dirtbag—Harvey Weinstein. A list like that really seems odd without the most respected and arguably influential sexual predator known in Hollywood. Yet for some reason Woody Allen still has pretentious ego-stroking films in production. A few celebrities have popped their […]

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Can I Trust God?

When I was very young, I found myself lost in the vastness of the sky. Night or day, the endlessness of clouds or stars made me feel very inconsequential. The idea of eternity or infinite constructs baffles us all; we’re built to categorize everything into a billion tiny taxonomies. How do you consume or categorize […]

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Missing

Where the hell are you? I know you’re in Kansas, but that’s just your skin and bones. I’d wish you a happy birthday but I can’t. I want you to itch. I want you to ache. I want you to have nightmares and restlessness until the shadow you’re under is crystal clear. You were the […]

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Thoughts & Prayers

Thoughts & prayers are NOT enough. Not when more moms & dads will bury kids this week, & more sons & daughters will grow up without parents. — Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) October 2, 2017 I agree. The truth is, people who “think and pray” agree too. Thinking is rarely the end of a story. Before […]

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If We Were Speaking…

  I discovered another detail about myself today—another truth I wish weren’t true. Lately I feel like these unwelcome epiphanies sort of line a trophy shelf over my subconscious. I excuse myself from the people, situations or light of day and hide away in a large dark room. Maybe my voice will softly absorb into […]

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Big Machines

Tonight I heard one of the most talented Hollywood screenwriters speak. He was eloquent, relatable and charming. I was constantly engaged by what he had to say, and grateful I had the opportunity to hear it. He spoke about the therapy of writing, the importance of craft and the power of pain. I could see […]

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Dear Hannah…

Dear Hannah… Luci is your age, nearly exactly. Every night I see her lately I see your tiny body next to her. I see you sitting quietly in that big chair in our living room. I wonder why you’re so quiet. I don’t blame you; it’s a scary world full of people who cause pain […]

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