BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY

Here's a weird photo of Marilyn and a turkey.

I hate politics. I never feel current on all sides of an issue and I’m not quick to posture an opinion in an argument on policy or an issue.

Maybe it’s because I’m not that smart or maybe I’ve got terminal “libra” tendencies and need to *really* have a balanced logical understanding of both sides […]

Tangible North

Going to the mall.

Film students graduating

If you’re a film person, there’s a chance you are stuck in a work related life limbo. In a way there’s a tendency for non-committal, gypsy style life choices based in an obscure hope that you’ll land in LA. And not only make it to LA – make it work in […]

21 days later… thoughts on enjoying some quarantine en masse

How we live now. Fear in the modern era.

How we live now. Fear in the modern era.

And now for something entirely different. My dad, as some of you may know, is a disaster prepper. Or as he likes to call it “prepared.” Conspiracy theories, lunacy and other connotations of “prepper” aside, there’s something to be said for being able to take […]

On the water, without water.

Michigan Theatre Parking Ramp

It occurred to me the other day that I’ve hit my optimal lifestyle wavelength when the only emergency communications I get concerns where I bought some recent cream puffs. I’ve been wallowing in gratitude for a while now. I know cosmic wind and seasonal frenzies won’t stay chill forever, but for now I feel […]

Gaussian Blur

Untitleds - Andre Kertesz

Untitleds – Andre Kertesz

In my ham handed study of patterns – for both creative and personal curiosity – it’s interesting to look at the Gaussian curve of an event. The ingredients that cosmically align to create the inciting incident, the who-did-what during the rising action, the inevitable climax and then the acoustic decay […]

The Young May Moon

Charlie Vaughan

“May you live in interesting times…” ~ Chinese curse

“Universal Sea” By Charlie Vaughan

 

Five months between posts is a universe of information to recount. While taking a break for life, I took the long way around and return to report the world looks and tastes the same as before. My writing chair […]

Holiday Moonbeams

charlie-brown-tree

Happy holidays to you! While at my parents farm this last week I watched Charlie Brown’s Christmas for the first time in recent memory. Originally broadcast on CBS in 1965, it’s aired every Christmas season since.

The most amusing part of the short animation is Charlie’s depressed fixation on how commercial the whole holiday […]

The Bloody Turkey Blues

'Hecate' by Genevieve-Amelia

When I think of the first Thanksgiving I think of the dirty, sick, hungry colonials in Terrence Malick’s “The New World” and am reminded it’s a miracle that we’re here at all.

It’s been almost a month since I wrapped my last gig, a whole month to myself, and I’m coming out the other […]

What the wind brought in

Jerek Bischoff at the Fitzgerald.

At night the winds that blew through Brainerd seemed to bring radio and television frequencies with it.

In the corner of my room on top of the giant wardrobe my grandfather built, sat a black and white television with rabbit ears and a radio. I’d stay up late on Fridays and Saturdays to catch the […]

Gratitude for the Golden Goose

This is Bob. He's a golden goose. He's here to remind you that without risk, there's no reward.  And also, always tip your waitress.

This is Bob. He’s a golden goose. He’s here to remind you that with risk, there’s reward. And also, always tip your waitress.

Tonight marks the last work night of the freelance gig that afforded me a tectonic shift in my life.

I am so very lucky to have worked with the dudes at […]