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Perception is Reality

You know what’s crazy? I’ll tell you what’s crazy™ Perception versus Reality. I learned this in Journalism 101 my 1st day at USC. The instructor showed us a newspaper photo. It shows a man wearing a suit exiting a building. “I’ll tell you this,” the instructor says. “The man is the mayor of the town, […]

My Future Former Co-Worker

You know what’s crazy? I’ll tell you what’s crazy™ The former employee. You passed them in the hall, and said hello. You sat next to them in meetings and took notes. You possibly learned the name of their significant other. Nice. Then like a match in a hurricane; poof. It’s all gone, extinguished, so much […]

The Reality of Fantasy

You know what’s crazy? I’ll tell you what’s crazy™ The reality of Fantasy. It’s known as the addiction that is Fantasy Football. Fantasy Football is a drug. It’s an addiction that is one part gambling, one part social experiment. It’s an endorphin rush that energizes the soul. You can be fat and play fantasy football. […]

Muddy Waters

You know what’s crazy? I’ll tell you what’s crazy™ Muddy Waters in the Middle Seat. It’s 5 am. The line of Portland Passengers standing in line to board flight 1099 to Dallas is long. I’m tired. It’s hard to focus. Travel day is always stressfull. Starting at 3 am is just a time bomb. So […]

Watch Watch

You know what’s crazy? I’ll tell you what’s crazy The Jewelry Store. Ding. I look down at my phone. “Hello! Your item is ready for pickup.” I stare at the message. My item is ready for pickup? What Item? What Pick up? Is this is a scam? That’s my first thought. I google the number. […]

Little Magellan

You know what’s crazy? I’ll tell you what’s crazy™ Little Magellan. The teenager with the long hair and optimistic smile, turned 20 last week. It seems like just yesterday that I was taking him to soccer practice and buying him cleats. Now he’s in college, a sophomore, no longer a teenager. Where does the time […]

TWITTER NEWS

You know what’s  crazy? I’ll tell you what’s crazy. TWITTER NEWS “I get all my news from Twitter,” someone recently told me. They smiled. They were proud. They had the look of an erudite basset hound that had successfully lifted their leg and urinated on the correct mail box post. “You get all your news […]

DEAD BATTERY

You know what’s crazy? I’ll tell you what’s crazy™ The Dead Battery on the Brand New Car. The dealership says it’s a freak of nature. “Just a bad battery,” the service tech says. “It’s one of those European models,” the tow truck man says. “It could’ve been sitting around for 3 years in a factory […]

BLACK FRIDAY ON THANKSGIVING THURSDAY

You know what’s crazy? I’ll tell you what’s crazy™ Black Friday on Thanksgiving Thursday. It’s half time of the Bears v Lions football game and my phone lights up. It’s a news alert: CROWDS LINE UP OUTSIDE J.C. PENNEY FOR BLACK FRIDAY. POLICE RESPOND. I stare at the words and rub my belly full of […]

Fire and Fury and Floods and Life

You know what’s crazy? I’ll tell you what’s crazy™ Fire and Fury. California is on fire. It’s like a big orange bomb has exploded across the sky and wiped homes off the map. Southern California is ablaze. Towns in Northern California have been vaporized. It happened fast, in the middle of the night, like a […]