The episode “20 Acts in 60 Minutes” includes 20 short stories instead of the customary 3. I actually think of Act 14 a lot. The segment is called: “Call in Colonel Mustard for Questioning”
The story is about an updated hot dog factory. They realize that the product is different. They can’t figure out why. […]
I appreciate the band Better Than Ezra because of AM radio, a Norm Macdonald joke, a 1976 Plymouth Valiant, tennis courts with lights at 2 a.m., and summers in high school. And Ernest Hemingway. And random and exciting connections while reading.
Recently I had weird nostalgic flashbacks listening through some Better Than Ezra songs. It’s […]
Not only do I like songs about being my own grandpa, I just realized that I might be turning into my grandma. Not in all ways, but in some.
She used the right word at the right time.
I was in college. We were playing Scrabble. I had the word WHORE on my rack. […]
Recently at dinner I told my daughter (who was still wearing her leotard and sparkly skirt), fresh off a breakdown because she wanted new tap shoes TODAY, that: “Ballerinas LOVE elk chili.”
You already know, or you don’t, the parental impulse to say almost anything to get your kids to eat their dinner. That would be […]
This is a partial continuation of Appreciation #79.
I found my copy of An Exaltation of Larks, and I’ve been listening to the news. I just heard a conversation between Stephen Colbert and Trever Noah where they were discussing Hillary Clinton’s use of the term “BASKET OF DEPLORABLES” to refer to Donald Trump supporters. […]
We watched the Guardian documentary Gun Nation in Civics class yesterday. Well done. Profound. Check it out.
I was hoping my students would notice the calm and respectful tone. People with strongly held beliefs, based on valid experience, shared without name calling, yelling, interrupting, or insulting others. It was an emotional issue, but people […]
A lot of the the things I write happen because of found poetry. If I hear something said in class, or church, or on the street, or on the radio, or wherever else that resonates, I write it down. Sometimes I wrap a poem around it, or turn it into an essay or a story, or […]
I like ass. The word.
It’s like you’re going to ask something, but stop short.
It’s like you’re going to make a comparison, but then change the sound after the first letter.
And the things in front of ass are so interesting and varied.
And I love that the first sentence here seems risque because […]
I enjoy indulging (occasionally) in a negative rant. I appreciate the artful expression of outrage. (List #1)
I believe that you should probably focus, and publicly express, roughly ten times more positive things than negative things. (List #4) This is a tough thing to say this November.
A year ago I set up a website and […]
This post is a continuation of #83.
“There is no book so bad… that it does not have something good in it.” – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote. This quote is used to open the introduction. I agree. Wayne moved to L.A. for ambitious, artistic reasons. I’ve done this. Wayne lived in L.A. […]
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