In honor of Buffy's 20th anniversary, I'm posting the reviews I did of each season after the last time I binged the entire series, which was four years ago.Do I need to give a spoiler warning for a show this old? I suppose this is it.Anyway, I've started watching Buffy again from the beginning. I … Continue reading Rewatching Buffy: Season One
I wrote this 8 years ago. Still on point.I came a little late to the Buffy party. In fact, the first original airing of an episode that I watched was on December 8th, 1998 -- and before you think I'm a complete freak, I got that date from IMDB. I do remember the episode, though: … Continue reading A Blog Post About Buffy the Vampire Slayer
It was cold and windy and wet as we power walked through the parking lot and exterior stairs of the Oracle arena in Oakland. We hadn't planned for weather that bad, so my son didn't have his hat on, which is why we were power walking. He started to shiver before we got into the … Continue reading Holding Back Tears During Disney on Ice
My son turns 3 today, so I decided to repost a few choice blogs from the first year after he was born.He smells different.At the end of the day, Appleseed smells like the daycare. It's similar to how an airplane or a hotel room smells, that attempt to make something sanitized that will never ever … Continue reading Daycare is killing me.
My son turns 3 today, so I decided to repost a few blogs from right after he was born.Roughly 19 hours after my son was born, I began to freak the fuck out.It was while I was walking, for the third time that day, from our room in the recovery ward to the hospital cafeteria.This … Continue reading Appleseed: And it begins
But it's relative.Over the 34 months that I've been a father, one thing has become clear to me: the bar for fatherhood is very, very low.I don't consider anything I do as a dad to be more than what any other father should do, but over and over again I have people tell me that … Continue reading I’m a great dad.
I can remember hearing from people who were older than me that time was the enemy.That was true for me as a kid, true for all children, as all we want is to be older, and time seemed to move so slowly.In my 20s, time moved as it should, not too fast, not too slow. … Continue reading What’s Important 9: Time is a flat circle
I'm not going to go into a diatribe about the difficulty of writing really good endings. I will say that perhaps the first great ending of a story I ever really noticed was Ann Beattie's "The Burning House." Go track it down, if you've never read it.I've come to realize that the latter one might … Continue reading Endings
Note: A few years ago I wrote a series of pieces on "What's Important." They got a decent amount of traffic on my old blog, so I've decided to re-run them on my new site. . But here's the strange thing: these days, I basically only drink when I write. Yes, I still often need … Continue reading What’s Important 8: Miles Iz Ded
Note: A few years ago I wrote a series of pieces on "What's Important." They got a decent amount of traffic on my old blog, so I've decided to re-run them on my new site. be a full time writer. I want to do these things to prove that my decision to write wasn't just … Continue reading What’s Important 7: Validation