Escaping writer’s block in a pandemic without the usual remedy
October, 2020: A friend invites me to take a writing class with him, an L.A. class with an L.A. focus, developing a TV pilot. …
I thought I’d heard the door buzzer during the day, but as I walked by the box on the floor in the lobby, I didn’t stop to look at it. It didn’t look like a record— the only packages I usually get— but eBay people box things up strangely sometimes…
Watching a friend get dragged on Facebook for celebrating women
A close friend of mine, a white woman, posted on Facebook that picture of Kamala Harris, the Vice President elect, with the silhouette of Ruby Bridges, who was famously escorted to a newly desegregated school by U.S. Marshals. …
Delectable ideas from our foraged cupboards
“Red Beans” & Rice
1 bag dried cannellini beans (kidney, pinto, & black-eyed were all super sold out weeks ago)
That last Jimmy Dean sausage biscuit from the back of the freezer
1 Himalayan Salt Block
1 packet Mexican Rice mix
Louisiana hot sauce
“Happy Birthday” and “ABCD” have gotten despairingly old. Take your freedom back and sing something bold and defining.
Metallica — “Creeping Death”
So let it be written
So let it be done
I’m sent here by the chosen one
Die by my hand
I creep across the land
To the first person who knows all 13 records, I will DONATE $100 to the music-based charity of your choice
[UPDATE: $100 was donated to Sweet Relief’s COVID-19 fund]
THE $100 “NOW PLAYING” ALBUM CHALLENGE
13 DAYS, 13 RECORDS, $100
It’s been fun to see what has inspired people in…
How has what you’re watching or reading changed?
MSNBC, just in the morning.
CNN 24/7 turned up super loud. My neighbors hate me but they’re just not taking this seriously.
Fox and Friends every morning.
Every live Trump appearance and his Twitter feed. Now, more…
Today, The New York Times published a story describing “that it was likely some coronavirus victims” will soon be buried on Hart Island.
Stories about “mass graves” have been circulating for over a week, and the use of the term, both by recognized press outlets and extensively on social media…
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