Archive for the ‘Writing’ Category

So, here we are. It’s the end of October and this little experiment. We had some laughs, some cries, some awkward silences and some kitty pictures. What happens now? Well, for this site, it’s going to go dormant for a little bit. The daily posting schedule is going to slide down to a few times […]

I’ve done a few interviews before in my time, and I feel like I’ve interviewed all the greats: Judge Judy, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and famous of all, Howie Mandel. But, after some dealings, I managed to secure an interview with one of the biggest stars of all: Dumba, the cat that lives outside […]

Little things have a tendency to humble us. When I worked at the Buckeye, our production manager came over to my desk and asked if we could turn down the lights. I said sure and I didn’t ask why. About 20 minutes later, sitting in darkness and hearing fussing and movement behind me, I turn […]

There’s an old comedy rule that odd numbers are funnier than even numbers. Why? I really think it has to do with the unexpectedness of an odd number. Evens are quickly paired off, but odds leave interesting loose ends that surprise your expectation. “I rode astride an army of six humpback whales wearing bandoleers” doesn’t […]

Sometimes I feel like I have to get a running start when it comes to writing, which is probably going to be one the main challenges to this project next month. Mainly, I need a good amount of time before I can leap into work: email, sites checks, news, email check again, Twitter, email check […]

Enjoy a few pages from my spec script entitled “Teacher, Leave Those Kids Alone,” a powerful glimpse at the struggle that occurs when a sitting president steps down between terms and how opponents across the political spectrum come out of the woodwork to fill the political vacuum that happens. Meanwhile, the President’s staff does damage […]

Signs silently waved by the sides of my car as I drove back to campus. It was the familiar assortment of roadside signposts that dot any city right off the interstate: “2 for 1 Hamburgers,” “Best Western,” “Slightly Irregular Suit Jackets, 50% Off.” It’s September 2005, and I made began making the final turn toward […]