Thursday, August 9, 2018

To Live and Die in L.A.

New essay published today in Entropy wherein I go night surfing in Los Angeles with Joan Didion, Richard Diebenkorn, and Lee Morgan. Thanks to close friend Thomas Deininger for the artwork!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thursday, February 25, 2016

El Nino, the Gift that Keeps Giving

LA has been maxing for months. This morning was mighty pretty.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Monday, July 27, 2015

Thin Skin

My newest essay. Topics including foreskin, my mom's sex list, chicken coops, and Nantucket.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

"The Future Belongs to Crowds"

Very surprised, and somewhat disappointed, that DeLillo hasn't written about castells, or "human towers." Castells seem to combine Falling Man with the opening of Mao II.

"To become a crowd is to keep out of death."

“Crowds, Scott said. People trudging along wide streets, pushing carts or riding bikes, crowd after crowd in the long lens of the camera so they seem even closer together than they really are, totally jampacked, and I think of how they merge with the future, how the future makes room for the non-achiever, the trudger, the nonagressor, the nonindividual. Totally calm in the long lens, crowd on top of crowd, pedaling, trudging, faceless, sort of surviving nicely.” 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Mea Culpa

I am a fairly terrible person. I left my wife and then abandoned my dog. The Good Men Project was kind enough to publish my mea culpa.