Here’s a very short story I wrote earlier this year that encapsulates a lot of what 2018 was for me. Some introspection, some awareness of aging, and growth all around me. “How old are you?” she asked. “36,” I replied. I know where she’s going with this. “How long until you’ll be 100?” “A long… Continue reading One-hundred-and-two

My very expensive chair

I don’t usually love expensive things. For this piece of furniture, though, I made a big, whopping exception. My Eames It’s my Eames Lounge Chair, and I just goddamn love it. It’s one of the things I looked forward to about owning a house. The justification was easy: when you spend your life savings on… Continue reading My very expensive chair

That night I snuck into the Oscars

This happened in 2005. True story. Oscar Night Chris Rock will host the Oscars today. The last time he hosted was 11 years ago yesterday, on February 27, 2005. I met him that night. He was cool. I used to live on N Sycamore Ave, a tiny two-block stretch in the heart of Hollywood. I… Continue reading That night I snuck into the Oscars