Sinfully bad TV

This article was written for Salon.com in January of 2006. I don't think they paid me anything. We Salon bloggers were the hungry ferocious...

On turning 60

At some point you are going to face a new decade of life that depresses the hell out of you. For me that was...

The Book of Enoch

So I’m reading The Book of Enoch. Why I’m doing that is complicated and I don’t want to go down that rabbit hole, so...

Reggie Freakin Regan has his own pool cue. And he fixed my damn dryer.

I mean I’m used to Reggie “Freakin” Regan showing up and saving the day. That’s just the way it is with him. If you’re...

P.T. Barnum

It’s as if P.T. Barnum had run for president years ago. Everyone knew P.T. Barnum and knew what kind of a man he was...

Just a regular guy

I went to Covenant Baptist Church on a recent Sunday morning. I stop in now and then. Their pastor just left for another church, so Covenant...

After 56 times around Sol

I have completed 56 trips around the Sun. I am a middle-aged man. There is no hiding that now. In my 40s I could...

My mother is a liar

I have to say this even if it takes away from the quality of the piece. And it does. But this is not about...

Three sisters fly

The three sisters are four years apart in age. So we stretched out the parenting thing over quite a few years. Reiley arrived on...

I have to go to this thing

  Saturday I'll be at this book festival in Dallas at the Material Media booth, signing books and networking and whatever else one does at things...