Friends for a night: why going to your local brewpub alone is good for the soul

“Are you done with the beer list?” It was a question a man with a graying beard in a corduroy newspaper cap leaned over to ask me as we sat with one seat between us at the bar in Mother Bunch. The bartender overheard and grabbed an extra. He made a quip about how we… Read More Friends for a night: why going to your local brewpub alone is good for the soul

Gambino grows up: ‘Awaken, My Love!’ reviewed

Donald Glover’s artistry blossomed in recent years. It might have been an existential crisis in a hotel around the release of Childish Gambino’s Because the Internet in 2013. It might have been that he was finally allowed to write and act his own thoughts instead of helping Tina Fey on 30 Rock or playing Dan Harmon’s affable… Read More Gambino grows up: ‘Awaken, My Love!’ reviewed

The sophomore slump of ‘Daredevil’ is still better than most of television

The first season of Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix was one of my favorite new shows last year. It was dark and gritty, but more importantly, it was a good representation of an important canon comic hero with enough interpretation to make it feel fresh. The second season, which comes after Marvel’s better Netflix series –… Read More The sophomore slump of ‘Daredevil’ is still better than most of television

5 goals for 2015

Publish more: fiction or non-fiction. On my blog, of course, but also try to contribute to a magazine or website. Keep writing short stories and submitting them even if everyone rejects me. Be healthy: doesn’t mean get skinny. It means eat right, drink less booze, and exercise. I’ve let myself get unhealthy enough to the point… Read More 5 goals for 2015