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

The Surfing Pizza Goes to Ohio

It's #EssayWednesday! Today I'll be posting a travelogue of our family roadtrip to Ohio, which we went on two weeks ago. Remember, I'm posting 3x times a week, except on days in which I'm deathly ill, which was the case on Monday. Facebook said I had the flu. The Internet said I had bronchitis. But … Continue reading The Surfing Pizza Goes to Ohio

People to Take On Dates to Applebee’s for Dollaritas

I'm going to start posting three times a week. As I strive to get my essay collection published, I want to rebuild my audience and platform so I can sell enough books to buy a party yacht.  And it looks like I can get a superyacht for $275 million. On average, an author makes about … Continue reading People to Take On Dates to Applebee’s for Dollaritas

The Candwich, A Complete History of the World’s Only Sandwich in a Can

This is the story of the Candwich, the sandwich marketed as the world's only sandwich in a can. It's a uniquely American story nearly three decades in the making -- one of novelty, invention, entrepreneurialism, fraud, failure, and just general skeeving people out. And while it's been found in fractured pieces and reviews online, I'm … Continue reading The Candwich, A Complete History of the World’s Only Sandwich in a Can