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I write words, I sometimes get to perform them out, sometimes I'm even paid. And I'm trying to get it right, get it right.

with enough repetition, your flaws become your style


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May 15, 2020

may 17 in idea barrages

Hiding emergency information behind a paywall is journalistic malpractice, no matter how strapped your outlet, that is your field’s duty. And don’t say “well just enable ads!” as ads are malwar...

May 14, 2020

may 16 in idea barrages

You’re not important because of how smart you are, how good looking you are, how skilled you are, how rich you are, how loud you are, how much you’ve seen, how much you’ve done. You’re importan...

May 13, 2020

may 15 in idea barrages

You know what they say, when life gives you the eggs of giant bird-woman monsters, make harpy hollandaise! Dear conspiracy theorists: I trust China a lot more than I trust Russia. China may b...

May 13, 2020

mistaken identities in poetry

oh, we’re all shapeshifters it takes years and years and we have very little control over our eventual outcomes but we’re all shapeshifters things get bigger and smaller things bloat and cr...

It all started when I died, which isn’t so strange, because everyone dies. Thing is, that’s where most stories end but where mine began. I was hauling cross-country, loaded with compressed gas, w...

May 11, 2020

may 14 in idea barrages

Your quarantine dating app will be called “Isomated”. Whenever an NCAA sportsperson (saying Division 1 student-athletes demeans both words) is said to be “in the transfer portal” I imagine th...

May 11, 2020

may 13 in idea barrages

The dog would help her make mayonnaise, he was an emulsional support animal. It sure was easy for people up here to “be in solidarity with NYC” after 9/11, when they thought it just meant bei...

May 10, 2020

may 12 in idea barrages

This life is about so much more than “winning” but it’s also about so much more than “being right”. Being right doesn’t mean a fart in a tornado if you don’t have the patience to implement what...

May 09, 2020

may 11 in idea barrages

If I knew someone named Scott who worked at a Taco Bell, I would go there every day and say “Scotty! Bean me up!” until he quit or killed me. Too fried by all the things going on right now to...

May 09, 2020

may 10 in idea barrages

The Gifted & Talented Curse applies to rolling tragedies too. I spent my whole childhood assuming I’d be good at everything immediately & having a panic attack when I wasn’t, so being b...

May 07, 2020

may 9 in idea barrages

Your Cherry Poppin’ Daddies parody about toilet paper hoarding called “Poop Shoot Riot” will be awful. A really great insult to throw at a lecherous monster hunter would be to call him “Windo...

May 06, 2020

may 8 in idea barrages

In the Southwest, there are dust-devils. Up here, in the early spring, there are “leaves protected from rotting away by the snow” devils instead. It’s an astonishing thing to see. Whenever I ...

“That daring young man on the flying trapeze,” they sing up to me as I vault, they sing to me as I sign autographs after the shows, “flies through the air with the greatest of ease.” It’s nice an...

May 05, 2020

may 7 in idea barrages

You will cover mediocre classic rock as metal under the name REO Bleedwagon. You misheard the little bird, he told you your disguise was falling, which for some would be even worse, but he wa...

May 04, 2020

may 6 in idea barrages

I love that facebook is flagging April Fools Day articles as fake news. It’s like driving so fast in a car that the speedometer flips. BIG BRAIN: start a Cameo account even though you’re not ...

May 04, 2020

objects in emotion in poetry

my heart is a little boy running without conception of his destination or knowledge of when his legs will give out or when he will be stopped by walls or water my heart is a little boy r...

May 03, 2020

may 5 in idea barrages

For like thirty years, I’d been wondering why The Shredder didn’t take his facemask off, even when he went undercover as a normal non-supervillain non-ninja. It seemed ridiculous. Now I realize...

May 02, 2020

may 4 in idea barrages

When this is all over, let’s get together and cover Dylan’s “Not Dark Yet” in the style of Leonard Cohen together. You can tell if you’re in New England or The Middle Atlantic entirely by if ...

May 01, 2020

may 3 in idea barrages

A spin-off of 90 DAY FIANCEE called THIS AMERICAN WIFE. You all are reeeeeeaching on your COVID-19 comedy song ideas when the softest-soft-rock-band-of-all The Gin Blossoms have been up there...

May 01, 2020

may 2 in idea barrages

You can’t have a CGI adaptation of The Wizard of Oz without “RENDER DOROTHY”. Some day a person with a bank vault fetish will be caught in the act and when he tells the cops “But they told me...

May 01, 2020

jefferson hill in poetry

a lone purple flower shooting up in the abandoned lot where someone’s house used to be swaying unsteadily in the breeze but making its stand nonetheless driving home from work in the middle o...

April 30, 2020

may 1 in idea barrages

LESS PALL MALLS, MORE PALMOLIVE! Having Zoomed into a writers’ group in Utica and an open mic in Brooklyn today, I reckon I can officially upgrade from “Gen X” to “Millenial”, like, legally. ...

April 30, 2020

ice in poetry

that glacial blue no tepid crystal not transparent not see-through no turquoise pastels there are vast depths behind those sparkles there are fathoms of hue not all of them pleasant but a...

I tend to not believe in the idea of “the muse” to get things done creatively. It’s part of the reason I don’t guard my smaller ideas, my short poems, comedy bits or one-off short stories with al...

April 28, 2020

apr 30 in idea barrages

Maybe the problem is that we called it COVID-19 or Corona Virus. Maybe if we’d called it The Rhythm people would take it more seriously because of the subconscious programming people of a certa...

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