Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Library: It's Not Just Books

I casually mentioned that I was at The Library the other day and the person I was chatting with looked at me and said, “The library? Why?” They seemed genuinely surprised that I would voluntarily go. I could see they thought The Library was somewhere you went as a kid only because somebody made you. My conversation companion said, “Can’t you just download books now?” Of course I can, but The Library is not just books.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Four Eyes Revisited

Back in June I posted a story called "Hey, Four Eyes" about the joys of growing up wearing glasses and how the taunts from childhood bullies still haunt me. It has even affected my ability to comfortably wear my glasses in public and on-stage. Well, I don't know why but last Thursday I decided to stop letting the bullies win. And I've been wearing my glasses on stage for SIX SHOWS and counting, in no small part due to the love and support I've received from friends and fans on Facebook. I hope you enjoy the above post and comments. (Click HERE to listen to the Original Podcast!)

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Dresser Drawer Time Machine

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Human beings dream of the type of time travel we see in the movies – well, maybe not in Primer. That film succeeded in making time travel look complicated, dreary, and so not sexy. Although we don’t yet have a machine, drug, or app to traipse up and down the timeline at will, we can travel to the past through memory. I took such a trip the other day when I walked into my parent’s bedroom, saw my Mom cleaning out her dresser drawers, and suddenly I was six-years-old again.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Compliments from Strangers: Fav, Poke, Endorse, Repeat

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When I was a kid I thought adults had all the answers. Then I grew up and realized that they, we, don’t know anything. We’re all making it up as we go along. Welcome to life. Welcome to social media.