In the years of my early adolescence, the early-to-mid 70's, I wasn't nearly sophisticated enough to know many of the categories and sub-categories of popular music. I didn't know from prog-rock or art-rock or glam-rock or jazz fusion. I did know what I liked and what I didn't like, though I'd be hard pressed to … Continue reading My Life With Steely Dan
So I just set up my Patreon account. I've been hearing about Patreon for a long time, mostly from podcasters I follow, but some writers I respect as well. Whenever I considered joining myself, I would look at those creators and come down with a virulent case of imposter syndrome. But the thought kept dogging … Continue reading Now I’m On Patreon!
It's been the better part of two months since I hit the button to make this blog go live. Actually, I set this page up about a year ago, after hearing over and over again that a writer absolutely has to have a blog these days. And since I'd started picking up some freelance work, I wanted … Continue reading Getting Meta With Memoir
2016--you're fired. This year has already robbed us of too many icons--Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Mohammed Ali. It was also a year that robbed us of a dignified presidency and in which I had my own close brush with mortality. Enough already. But Carrie Fisher? Really? Princess Leia? This one hurts. Now, I'm hardly thin-skinned about celebrity deaths. … Continue reading One Nerd-Boy’s Appreciation of Carrie Fisher