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:


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.


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.