Yoga and The Angry Black Man

February 25, 2021

In the fall of 2002, I was 220 pounds, starting a new career as a performer, freshly dumped by my upwardly mobile girlfriend, and kinda homeless. It was a confusing, disappointing time in which I was either regretful or worried at any given moment.   Oh, and angry.  Constantly angry.  So very, very angry.  Life […]

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Thursday, the High Holy Day

February 18, 2021

I love Thursdays. Weekends get a lot of love. Mondays get some unfair hatred.  Any good comedy writer will tell you that the funniest day of the week is Tuesday.  But Thursdays? Man. Freaking love this day.   Sometimes we can’t understand why we love the things we do.  But I can easily trace my […]

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Picasso: Ice Cubist

February 14, 2021

Pablo Picasso, the 20th-century badass painter, said, “Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.” I learned this quote in my 10th grade American Humanities class. This course was my fancy magnet school’s way to explore historical eras through the lenses of the visual, performing, and literary arts that dominated them. The class […]

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A note for the first 50: “It’s been weird, right?”

February 11, 2021

Shut Up a Second – this blog project where I throw together what I’m thinking about into sentences that I hope you’ll read – earned its 50th subscriber this month! On a Saturday night in March last year, I walked off the stage to finish cleaning up for the night and enjoy a long St. […]

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“I’m not lazy. I just want things done right.”

January 29, 2021

This was a realization that hit me this week as I sat at my desk, surrounded by my work – the stuff I do to pay the bills, and the stuff I’m doing for me and you.  I’m writing, teaching, and digging out a corner of the Internet with this blog.  And every piece of […]

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Thanks

January 9, 2021

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