January 22, 2014

I Yam What I Yam.

A Twitter pal asked me this question: When can I call myself a writer? My answer was pretty simple, though I qualified it as one man’s […]
January 15, 2014

Do You Want Fries With That?

“What can we do for you today?” “Thanks,” I said. “Need a couple of iPhone 5s for Christmas gifts.” It was ten a.m. straight up. The […]
January 6, 2014

Dangerous Game.

Welcome to the true story of a dirt road, a dog, and the two homes that marked both the beginning and end of the half-mile stretch. […]
December 16, 2013

Great Acceptations.

I’d utterly failed at my first attempt at getting in to the famed USC film school. Upon reflection, it was a horrible application—all kiss ass, full […]
December 9, 2013

The Company You Keep.

“We need help,” said the director. In order to not embarrass this highly likable guy, I’ll call him Briny Sprockets. “I’ll get it,” I reassured him. […]
December 2, 2013

What’s in a Name?

I was paying with a credit card. It was a basic business purchase—a thumb drive to hang on my keychain. I’d already bought eight or so […]
November 18, 2013

The Best Revenge.

Yes. You know this person. The doubter. That one, not-so-well meaning person in our lives who insists it’s their personal responsibility to themselves and society to […]
November 11, 2013

The Great Offender, Part 2

Tommy Tantrum was a dead man. On the movie I’d been hired to fix—an uncredited production rewrite—he’d found a way to exclude me from a couple […]
November 4, 2013

The Great Offender, Part 1.

It was just a gig. An all-terms upfront, uncredited production rewrite. Pack quickly, climb on a plane, fly to the location, find a quiet corner in […]
October 28, 2013

The Enemies List.

The assignment started like this. A meeting at the studio with a vice president of development. I was pitched a character scenario. After a week of […]