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?

Trusting 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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Sex, Politics and a Sliding Scale

Trump & Franken

Which grown idiot do you cheer for? Do you think Al Franken was set up? Was Trump’s “locker room talk” a simple situation of a grown man in a boys-will-be-boys situation? It’s odd. If I behaved like either of them, I’d hang my head in shame. I’d be humiliated. I’d never imagine people would excuse […]

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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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A Bridge of Light

Luke Skywalker from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" - illustrated by Stephen Fox

I’ve always really appreciated Mark Hamill. He can be boisterous, but it’s always in pursuit of giving his absolute BEST. He submerges into whatever he’s doing with passion and a commitment that doesn’t understand the meaning of “being embarrassed”. His Joker was vibrant while still being nuanced. His Luke was completely invested in the world […]

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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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Graphic Novels Preface: The Good Ole Days

I was eight. I lived in Crossville, TN (It’s okay, I moved). I spent every spare second I could drawing, day-dreaming, or arguing about comics. On rainy days, I would lay on the super uncomfortable berber carpet in our finished basement with a single couch pillow tucked directly under my chest. On my right, I […]

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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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