What Everyone Gets

“But I did okay, didn’t I? I mean, I got, what, fifteen thousand years. That’s pretty good, isn’t it? I lived a pretty long time.” “You got what anybody gets, Bernie. You got a lifetime.” -Bernie & Death, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman I’m not prone to being a numbers person, but in two weeks I turn…

Always Be Closing

I’m fully convinced that Arthur Miller’s greatest contribution to our culture is writing a character so pitiful that his name, Biff, became synonymous with completely fucking up. It’s a toss up as to which piece of art I think captures my nine to five as an Account Director. Death of a Salesman is definitely outdone…

R.I.P. Uncle Harry

Perhaps it’s a richter scale- a collection of vibrations, heat, and motion. Perhaps it’s about impact. Maybe it’s about the ripples and aftershocks that your life causes and has caused, and maybe it’s about how those ripples leave the ecosystem when you have no more tectonic shifts left to cause after your last shuddering breath.

Relinquish the Ashes

Up concrete steps, chipping paint crackling under his feet. The latch on the gate creaks with rusty protest, he doesn’t manage to muster a sigh in response. His phone groaned in his pocket and he slumped into one of the lattice patio chairs shaded by the blooming bougainvillea he had trained up and around the bistro…