|This is a recent picture of me and not a solicitation to come out to some stand-up comedy thing.|
|Mostly here, though, if you must know.|
- I'm really busy with other things now (The stand-up comedy thing has taken off at a rate I was not anticipating plus other, more personal stuff is happening. These are all very nice problems, some of which I have not experienced in a very long time, maybe ever.) and trying to produce quality material here is proving difficult. I think if I scale down my commitment from three days to one, it might be easier to provide quality material instead of stuff that just fills space, like my increasingly frequent gratuitous plugs (more about that below). I'm not sure about that, but the theory makes sense in my head. I guess we'll find out.
- One of the things that keeps me busy is "The Unbelievables" (if you're not checking that out, I really wish you would; some funny stuff there) with Jeff Hickmott and Michael Noble (one of them talks funny and the other one is from the UK). For the sake of these other things that occupy my time, I was thinking very seriously of quitting that venture and came really, really close to doing that. But then I decided I didn't want to. So I'm not. (If Jeff and Michael are reading this, they're finding out about it for the first time. Hi guys!)
- Ditto all of that for Raw Charge. (Hi John!)
- There's a lot of really nasty, spiteful verbiage flying around out there these days, from all directions. It's not that I can't compete with the volume of that (volume in terms of how much there is and volume in terms of how fucking loud it is), even though the truth is I can't. But I also don't want to try. And I feel that the obligation I put on myself to publish on multiple days might tempt me to wallow in some of the really hateful and toxic rhetoric that we're inflicting on each other and I'd rather not go down that road. Hurting other people with words isn't good for you, even if those people have it coming and even if you're good at it. Sometimes, especially if they have it coming and definitely if you're good at it. I remain committed to trying to be a force for good, even if I frequently fall way short. Maybe when/if things simmer down, I'll go back to posting more frequently. Or maybe things will get even worse and I'll have to post more frequently. No telling at this point.
|Photo NOT taken on a Wednesday. Probably.|
|Honestly, it's right there in the title, people.|