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Stupid God Damn Bird

Hey. You. Bird. Yes, you. The little baby robin who let me walk right up to him and take his picture, close-up. Yes, you. I’ll call you Louie. Hey, Louie. You’re one stupid fuck. Look at you. What the hell are … Continue reading

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“Mine”: Thousands of Words

These are a selection of production stills made by my good friend and brilliant photographer/cinematographer/mad genius, Richard Smith, during one of the early performances of “Mine” at the Chicago Fringe Festival 2016. “Mine” tracks an assault survivor (Kimmy Higginbotham) as … Continue reading

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Single Again For The First Time 12: Needles

Why do exes passive-aggressively needle each other when they’re no longer partners? I did it, my ex did it, and if you’re an ex yourself, you’ve probably done it. Considering the vast and impressive results that needling simply and utterly … Continue reading

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Single Again For The First Time 10: Love & Hate

An exploration of old hate and new love and that pesky thin line that people talk about that doesn’t really exist. Why do we think we (and others) aren’t good enough? How destructive is hating yourself? Why should you not … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day: On This Day in 2012

I’ve never been a huge fan of Valentine’s Day.   Naturally, I have, upon occasion, been sucked heartfirst into the artificial hoopla.  Years ago, I dated a woman with the last name of Valentine, and you better believe that attention … Continue reading

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Video: “Ugly”

  “Ugly” was written around September 2011, during one of those times that I could only describe as an emotional divot.  It started on the train, or more specifically, one the platform of Chicago’s Western train stop on the city’s … Continue reading

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Farewells No. 3: Friends

When strangers see you kicked to the curb, their indifference is understandable. When friends do the same thing, it is slightly more impactful. The hardest part of 2012 was the loss of a few long-term friends. But perhaps that’s not … Continue reading

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