Be Excellent to Each Other: Determinative Optimism in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventures

"I choose to reject the idea that one mistake can change reality. I believe in a reality where the phrases, 'Be excellent to each other' and 'Party on' have a profound meaning. And I believe in a reality where the repetition of these words doesn’t diminish their meaning but strengthens it." Read more

January 9, 2019 / writing

We are standing in the middle of a broad, long beach.

"I feel helpless at Sapelo, though I don't think much of it. But when I face into it, I realize that I am only playing a role in a large system playing itself out. Everything big and small with and in a place and a direction." Read more

December 7, 2018 / writing

Bad Advice

Some really bad advice. Read more

January 18, 2017 / writing


"When they were young, how our kids would slide down the stairs on their tummy and giggle. The smell of garlic and onions and dinner coming from that closed off kitchen. Kids on the floor amongst toys. The light shining in from the sun and moving across the floor as the day passed." Read more

December 2, 2015 / writing

On Leaving Indianapolis

On leaving Indianapolis, on ghosts, on memory, on dying, on almost dying, on life, on monuments, on moving, on late-night seances, on catacombs, on rabbit blood, on cities, on white guilt, on Mayor Greg Ballard, and on Matthew Theobald. Read more

May 23, 2015 / writing