Halloween Hangover

On Halloween, I put a bowl of candy out for the earlybirds while it was still daylight. A couple of the pregaming neigborhood kids came sniffing around like they wanted to say hi to my kids and show off their costumes. Of course, they were really sniffing for some tailgater candy, which is like “free” … More Halloween Hangover

Taco Bell Synergy

There’s something about Taco Bell. It’s in the walls of the place. I’ve never felt the sort of aloneness I feel when I’m eating alone at a Taco Bell. It’s in the food. It’s in this drug food, this comfort food, this haunted food. Taco Bell is a feeling. It’s a collective feeling we’re all … More Taco Bell Synergy

Once There Was a Way to Get Back Home / Boy You’re Gonna Carry That Weight

Five years ago, I had a dark, abject experience in a dinner theater concert venue.  I wouldn’t have necessarily written about it or spoken about it ever again. But today is #EssayWednesday, and I feel committed to writing down things as I encounter them. So it surprised me when I re-encountered that bizarre moment in … More Once There Was a Way to Get Back Home / Boy You’re Gonna Carry That Weight