More Ninja, Less Cookie Monster

More Ninja, Less Cookie Monster

  On the bus this morning, something occurred to me. I just set my lunch down next to me. If I close my eyes and someone steals it, I can just forget this for today and go buy a sandwich. I knew I was addicted before, but the fact of that rather pitiful fantasy made […]

Coming Out as an LGBT Ally

Coming Out as an LGBT Ally

Junior high is the worst.  If you can, I suggest calling in sick for 7th and 8th grade. If you’re already past it, then you know what I’m talking about, and if you’re not there yet, I suggest you stock up on anti-perspirant and emotional armor. You’re going to need both. (Yes, that was a […]

Sad, Strange Little Man

Sad, Strange Little Man

Lately it seems like there’s always at least one bit of misogyny that’s causing rage in my datastream. The last few days I’ve seen the same article from some anonymous hack (because who would use their real name on this type of thing unless it starts with an L, and ends with -imbaugh?) who has […]

Balancing Act – Bilal Dardai

Balancing Act – Bilal Dardai

  This week on Balancing Act, I’ll be talking with Bilal Dardai about his current production, The Sovereign Statement, as well as discussing the ninja-like skills it takes to be a freelancer, playwright, actor, and the father of a toddler. We’ll finish the night with a reading of some of Bilal’s short fiction, with me providing a […]

Balancing Act – An ArtisticNinjutsu Talkshow

Balancing Act – An ArtisticNinjutsu Talkshow

It’s been simmering in my brain for a long time now. I know a ton of talented folks, and I love picking their brains. What if I picked their brains for your benefit? In my head it’s taken a bunch of different forms. Maybe it’d be a hangout-based talk show with a musical performance. Maybe […]


The Brush

Gods Walk Among Us – #1

Gods Walk Among Us – #1

Creativity is a muscle that needs to be trained frequently in order to get the most out of it when you absolutely must. To that end, I decided to start on something that I’ve been thinking about for a while, but to consider it more of an exercise than an actual project. That way it […]

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The Pen

Balancing Act – Bilal Dardai

Balancing Act – Bilal Dardai

  This week on Balancing Act, I’ll be talking with Bilal Dardai about his current production, The Sovereign Statement, as well as discussing the ninja-like skills it takes to be a freelancer, playwright, actor, and the father of a toddler. We’ll finish the night with a reading of some of Bilal’s short fiction, with me providing a […]

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The Song

Balancing Act – An ArtisticNinjutsu Talkshow

Balancing Act – An ArtisticNinjutsu Talkshow

It’s been simmering in my brain for a long time now. I know a ton of talented folks, and I love picking their brains. What if I picked their brains for your benefit? In my head it’s taken a bunch of different forms. Maybe it’d be a hangout-based talk show with a musical performance. Maybe […]

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The Way

More Ninja, Less Cookie Monster

More Ninja, Less Cookie Monster

  On the bus this morning, something occurred to me. I just set my lunch down next to me. If I close my eyes and someone steals it, I can just forget this for today and go buy a sandwich. I knew I was addicted before, but the fact of that rather pitiful fantasy made […]

continue reading

Recent Articles

More Ninja, Less Cookie Monster

More Ninja, Less Cookie Monster

  On the bus this morning, something occurred to me. I just set my lunch down next to me. If I close my eyes and someone steals it, I can just forget this for today and go buy a sandwich. I knew I was addicted before, but the fact of that rather pitiful fantasy made […]

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Coming Out as an LGBT Ally

Coming Out as an LGBT Ally

Junior high is the worst.  If you can, I suggest calling in sick for 7th and 8th grade. If you’re already past it, then you know what I’m talking about, and if you’re not there yet, I suggest you stock up on anti-perspirant and emotional armor. You’re going to need both. (Yes, that was a […]

read more

Sad, Strange Little Man

Sad, Strange Little Man

Lately it seems like there’s always at least one bit of misogyny that’s causing rage in my datastream. The last few days I’ve seen the same article from some anonymous hack (because who would use their real name on this type of thing unless it starts with an L, and ends with -imbaugh?) who has […]

read more

Balancing Act – Bilal Dardai

Balancing Act – Bilal Dardai

  This week on Balancing Act, I’ll be talking with Bilal Dardai about his current production, The Sovereign Statement, as well as discussing the ninja-like skills it takes to be a freelancer, playwright, actor, and the father of a toddler. We’ll finish the night with a reading of some of Bilal’s short fiction, with me providing a […]

read more

Balancing Act – An ArtisticNinjutsu Talkshow

Balancing Act – An ArtisticNinjutsu Talkshow

It’s been simmering in my brain for a long time now. I know a ton of talented folks, and I love picking their brains. What if I picked their brains for your benefit? In my head it’s taken a bunch of different forms. Maybe it’d be a hangout-based talk show with a musical performance. Maybe […]

read more

Gods Walk Among Us – #1

Gods Walk Among Us – #1

Creativity is a muscle that needs to be trained frequently in order to get the most out of it when you absolutely must. To that end, I decided to start on something that I’ve been thinking about for a while, but to consider it more of an exercise than an actual project. That way it […]

read more

Bug Vision

Bug Vision

  I used to wish I had bug-vision. No. Not bug-eyes, like those dragonfly lenses you could get at the Museum of Science and Industry. I mean bug-vison. When I was eight, I told my mother that I wanted to be able to see only bugs. I wanted everything in the world to disappear except […]

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Sonechko Is Ukrainian For Sunshine

Sonechko Is Ukrainian For Sunshine

Her pinky finger outstretched, my Sonechko reaches for her stuffed puppy; all puppies should be as cotton candy pink. Yanking hard, she squeezes him through the bars of her crib and raises her arms to me. “Na rukie,” she says, which means “In your arms,” in Ukrainian. My wife is from Ukraine, and our toddler […]

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Serialized

Serialized

  “Hey lady! Strong bridge!”  Short Round was way politically incorrect, but he was right about one thing. The bridge was strong, at least until Dr. Jones decided to take a machete to it.  And the Indiana Jones series has been strong enough to withstand some seriously horrible writing in the Kingdom of the Crystal […]

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The Drift

The Drift

  Tendrils of intention pull me sideways. I am not the person you see sitting here at my desk. I am just to the right. Always the right. I never seem to float to the left. Float isn’t quite the word for it either. More like a drifting, really. I tend to drift. My report […]

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