About Me

 

Welcome! Now sit back and observe me squirm, as I continue to grapple with this gigantic existential angst.  I’ll spare you the vanilla facts about myself. a few cliff notes:

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Writing this blog terrifies me. Against all better judgment, I’m going to do it anyway. I will use (attempt) humour to deflect your criticism and silence my own.

I am insane. Although this hasn’t been clinically confirmed, I believe a diagnosis is a mere formality. So keep your expectations low.

I often stray off that narrow middle path that I believe exists to torment me. So far I’ve managed to stay alive. I’ve survived the scandal and trouble I have caused and had some ruinous fun along the way. And now that I have a greater knowledge of self, I keep my favourite jeans in three universally recognizable sizes:

Euphoria, WTF, and Hell.

(At the moment I’m on the express train between WTF and Hell and enjoying every second.)

I regret little. I’m past the midway point of my estimated life span, so regret is starting to seem futile.

WARNING: The next two paragraphs may trigger a gag reflex in some:

I try to be a better human being every day, or at least cause as little harm as possible. (Perhaps you hand me that tiara now?) tiara

Okay, in my defense the road I stumble along is paved with good intentions and a few crevasses.

But it’s not all that complicated. In the end, what I yearn for are the Rosebud moments: the lost treasures that masqueraded as the ordinary.

By writing this blog, I hope to exhume a few. If not simply for my own pleasure, then also to leave something of myself behind for my great love – just in case I snuff it before we get around to having a conversation about something other than Grizzly Bears and Peanut Butter sandwiches.


NOTES & COPYRIGHT CREDITS:

Black and white photograph of Anne Bancroft from The Graduate (1967) directed by Mike Nichols.

Muggshot picture by Richard Avedon (1923–2004) Visit http://www.avedonfoundation.org.

Video inserts: Top: Mae West and Cary Grant in “I’m No Angel” (1933). Bottom: “Citizen Kane” (1941). Directed and starring Orson Welles.

 

 

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