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The Stories of Gladys and Ralph

The Stories of Gladys and Ralph

  These two stories refer to two real people I actually met. I’ve changed their names to protect the not-so-innocent. Of course, They also refer to two other people I haven’t met — ones you might recognize. Gladys: Gladys  had —...
Cinema in the 2000s: The End of the Indie Uprising

Cinema in the 2000s: The End of the Indie Uprising

The aughts. The naughties. The O’s. Whatever you want to call them, it was a decade deceptively unsure of itself — looking back over its shoulder while charging forward full-tilt.Cinema in the 2000’s grew out of trends starting in the 80’s and...
Dick Valentine: Rock Star

Dick Valentine: Rock Star

Looking a bit like a beleaguered bathroom fixture salesman after his latest fall off the wagon at a roadside tavern somewhere in Iowa, Dick Valentine took the stage at the Valley Bar in Phoenix Tuesday evening. A devoted audience of 200 or so cheered their rumpled...
Writers: Your Twitter Sh*t is Boring

Writers: Your Twitter Sh*t is Boring

It’s hard to imagine another person as utterly horrible as Hunter S. Thompson. Antisocial alcoholic drug addict who even failed as a narcissist. Verbally abusive, a liar, and a self-absorbed pedant. Not far behind him are people like Ernest Hemingway, Norman...
And Then You Break Up! Yay!

And Then You Break Up! Yay!

“Yeah, you get married, you have a kid, and then you need to break up!“   I heard my nine-year-old son say this to his friend in the backseat of the car one day last year. It came with no sarcasm; no somberness; no regret. The excitement was palpable....