My Daughter’s Ultimate Hamilton Birthday Surprise

This post is dedicated to my sweet Bella. I rarely, if ever, post about my family on this blog. On here I'm the "Scary Horror Writer." This is a much different persona than at home where I'm simply known as "Dad." Those two don't normally mix in my world, unless we're talking about 1987's The … Continue reading My Daughter’s Ultimate Hamilton Birthday Surprise

The Social Experiment of Leaving Facebook for a Month…

On November 5, 2015, I closed my Facebook account. On December 7, 2015, I reopened it. For just over one month I shut myself out from Facebook. Actually, it wasn't just Facebook, but all social media -- Twitter, Instagram, et al. For many of you, this is no big deal. You're probably rolling your eyes and saying, … Continue reading The Social Experiment of Leaving Facebook for a Month…

A Tribute to the Jumpcut Cafe from a fly on the wall.

I don’t know what it is about loss that compels me to write, but here we go again. Hell almighty, I’ve been experiencing a lot of loss lately. Looking back at my last five blog posts (including this one), three of them have now been about loss. First, it was the loss of my actress/muse, … Continue reading A Tribute to the Jumpcut Cafe from a fly on the wall.

Let’s Talk About Podcasts – My Current Top 5

PODCASTS! When you're a geek, or even in the geeky fringe, certain conversations take place all the time. The old standby discussion about what your favorite movie is has almost become passé. Favorite music? Whatever. We have Spotify to tell us that. For me, the two conversations that currently seem to be a constant are, "What … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Podcasts – My Current Top 5

My buddy Sam Simon.

Exactly one week ago, I lost a friend. I lost my buddy Sam. Yes, I know it’s much bigger than that. I’ve read all the headlines; seen all the tributes. “The comedy world has lost one of its greatest voices.” “The entertainment world has lost an icon.” “The animal rights world has lost a leader.” Yes, … Continue reading My buddy Sam Simon.