Mexico lindo y querido: Day of The Dead (Día de los muertos)

https://youtu.be/g9N1BUV8d40 (2017)I miss Día De Los Muertos in Tucson. I used to make own headbands. It was an important part of my life in my 30’s. My grandmother used to clean the graves of loved ones in Nogales, Arizona during this time of year. It wasn’t a concocted affair. It was very authentic to who … Continue reading Mexico lindo y querido: Day of The Dead (Día de los muertos)

Think of me what you will, I’ve got a little space to fill

https://youtu.be/9TlBTPITo1I I actually do have an idea for a screenplay that I think could work. I don’t know how other writers get their ideas, but mine come from replaying conversations in my head, sifting through the details of someone’s life from what they’ve told me, consciously or subconsciously, and then expanding into fantasy. Even before … Continue reading Think of me what you will, I’ve got a little space to fill

Killer Queen: The Queen’s Gambit and the price of genius

https://youtu.be/2ZBtPf7FOoM When Anne of Green Gables was young, more than anything, she wanted three things: to find kindred, to beat Gilbert Blythe, and for her vibrant red hair to mellow into a more refined Auburn. One of the major themes in this series I’m watching is the isolation that genius brings—the burden that must come … Continue reading Killer Queen: The Queen’s Gambit and the price of genius

Westward ho!

Just in case ya need something on the road...part of a little list I've been keeping.MUSIC: Khruangbin (Pichfork Live--Chill stuff)Quantic (Vinyl Set--Chill stuff, mostly in Spanish)Cinema Paradiso (Apple Music) (Ennio Morricone..c'mon, now)Wes Anderson Film Playlist (Apple Music) (Just stuff from his various films)The End of the Fucking World Playlist (Apple Music) (I like it...so sue … Continue reading Westward ho!

60 Minutes: employees with Autism, Anderson Cooper and me…a diversity and inclusion speaker

If you were watching 60 Minutes last night, you might have caught Anderson Cooper's segment on companies seeking out potential employees with autism. I wasn't watching, but by night's end, word had gotten back to me from all over the country from people who had. Why did they contact me? Because 1) I am autistic; … Continue reading 60 Minutes: employees with Autism, Anderson Cooper and me…a diversity and inclusion speaker

It’s just a silly phase I’m going through

I’m watching a French documentary on the lives of Les Grandes Horizontales...cocottes...courtesans...prostitutes. I couldn’t tell you why, but I think if we do recycle souls, then I’ve been a nun, a homosexual converso and a French prostitute. All outsiders. All unconventional. All people who had to find a love outside the realm of normalcy. Last … Continue reading It’s just a silly phase I’m going through

Baby, won’t you let me have a little time to hide?

https://youtu.be/_Pgnr6_5jLQ In all things I am inconstant. My mood vacillates from extreme to extreme. I am capricious. I crave attention, and when it eludes me, I am petulant. But when it comes in spades, I recede from view.I disabled Instagram today after seeing that my posts have been viewed many times over in the past … Continue reading Baby, won’t you let me have a little time to hide?

Hello, is it me you’re looking for?

I’ve neglected you, dear reader, of late. I’ve been spending the past few weeks creating Instagram stories and sifting through mutual feelings with someone complex. These things have occupied so much energy and pre-frontal cortex stimulation that I couldn’t relax into this blog to write. The Instagram story thing sounds like bullshit. But it isn’t. … Continue reading Hello, is it me you’re looking for?

Self-promos and other nonsense

https://www.instagram.com/p/CDLIIA1l7qg/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link I don't remember when I flipped the switch, but at some point in 2018, I realized I needed a public Instagram account. I didn't have anything to promote, but I wanted to establish some sort of public presence. This was before the blog. This was before NYC. I'd been posting lip-sync videos to Instagram … Continue reading Self-promos and other nonsense

Like children often do: Children’s programming as a subversive act and how to bring UCB back

https://youtu.be/Clxtg2pFTQM I've been kicking this idea around for a decade. It came initially, and probably subconsciously at first, from a movie I saw as a kid. It's a problematic film based on a book. But the takeaway was educating people...an act most subversive. The movie is The Power of One. We're not teaching critical thought … Continue reading Like children often do: Children’s programming as a subversive act and how to bring UCB back

Come-a listen to my story bout a man named Jed: Mexico and renewable energy

https://youtu.be/T94bE2_CfPA Last night my dad told me that the American Ambassador pulled the Mexican Secretary of State into a meeting to complain about Mexico’s corruption regarding renewable energy. 🌎: What? Since when does Trump care about renewable energy? Let me break it down for you. Mexico is an OPEC country. Pemex is the Mexican government … Continue reading Come-a listen to my story bout a man named Jed: Mexico and renewable energy

I’ve got a brand new pair of roller skates

https://youtu.be/KJVUqzU7B-Q I woke up this morning feeling incredibly loved by someone. I don't even know who. Just I felt confidence and stability and a toggle to someone without feeling constrained. I felt an underlying safety net that gave me the freedom to explore new territory. It's an incredibly strange feeling but not so strange given … Continue reading I’ve got a brand new pair of roller skates

I know a place: altruism, the misguided New Man and how to get people to care

https://youtu.be/uY3vgBzgYn4 Are you familiar with the concept of the New Man? It has its roots in religion and philosophy and has been used by political groups from left to right. Basically it’s the idea of the evolution of humans thinking in terms beyond themselves. Hardworking and selfless. No national identity. Or just national identity. Viewpoints … Continue reading I know a place: altruism, the misguided New Man and how to get people to care

Taking care of business: government reform and the passing of the baton

The Preamble of the American Constitution (1787) states: "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for … Continue reading Taking care of business: government reform and the passing of the baton

And you do what they told ya: autism and pathological demand avoidance

https://youtu.be/bGV1xYJFAEI Brass Against, for these who don't know is a Rage Against The Machine cover band. If you don't know the song, it's from 1992 and it's about how there are white supremacist cops out there. The song has always been really personal and scary to me. Not because it's informing me of the obvious, … Continue reading And you do what they told ya: autism and pathological demand avoidance

And they’re all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same

In this moment where ignorance is revealing itself, even amongst earnest allies, I want to take a minute to thank the "teachers" in my life who made me question everything. Some of them were actual teachers. Some of them were filmmakers. Some of them were were writers. Philosophers. And some were friends. I grew up … Continue reading And they’re all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same

What white pacifists don’t understand about their pleas for peace and their use of police violence against peaceful protesters

I need to make you hip to something because some of you out there think you know what you're talking about when you call for peace and use images of violence to prove your point. I am doing this out of love. This information comes from Malcom Gladwell's book David and Goliath but also his podcast Revisionist … Continue reading What white pacifists don’t understand about their pleas for peace and their use of police violence against peaceful protesters

Wish I had a socket-set to dismantle this morning

https://youtu.be/zkBMpngSy3Y In the early morning, when the weather cooled down to the fifties and Marcus Garvey stilled, I opened my bedroom window and listened to Canto Two of Nabokov’s Pale Fire...and its intimacy and nuance brought my heart back to a softening place. I think when we’re fighting against overwhelming injustice, we have to remember … Continue reading Wish I had a socket-set to dismantle this morning

These days

I'm at SFO sitting in a fun swivel chair with my feet up, listening to Mark Ronson's Version album. I don't know when the switch went off. Once there was Christian Bale. And then there was Mark Ronson. I think it was a vertical move. Christian Bale just turned out to be such a jackass in real … Continue reading These days

Trolls

I have one, which is weird. It doesn't make me feel anything but perplexed that someone would take time to heckle me...more than once. Email: trync@ymail.com IP address: 174.238.134.21 (either Mesa or somewhere in California), but the IP address isn't a big indicator of anything. Probably a burner account. Anyone who wants to finds me … Continue reading Trolls

More

I have this thing. It's not an addiction, per say. More of...a non-constructive self-soothing mechanism I learned from my parents. My parents both have slight variations on the same childhood story. They each played hooky one day from school, intercepted the milkman form, ordered a bunch of pies, and gorged on them before their parents … Continue reading More

The beginning is the end is the beginning: my dream about UCB Comedy this morning and the woo woo

Bear with me. There be woo woo ahead. I woke up this morning feeling peaceful, which is really fucking great because I've been feeling very, very low for a couple of days now. I cried a lot yesterday. Forty-two days away from NYC in almost total isolation here in Tucson. I miss my friends and … Continue reading The beginning is the end is the beginning: my dream about UCB Comedy this morning and the woo woo

One, two princes here before you: a boy I once loved and the words I never could

Edit: From January Today was was a gorgeous winter day where unexpected help was found, where generosity was touching, and where I realized that strangers' faces at a bar on Christopher Street were now those of friends and storytellers whose esteem I am honored to have. This story didn't stop being true because things ended. … Continue reading One, two princes here before you: a boy I once loved and the words I never could

We are made of our longest days: Bernie Sanders folks, do not despair

To my Bernie folks and to your Bernie folks: HopeGustav Klimt I know you are disheartened. I understand. You see all the injustices out there and you know that we are in need of drastic, systemic change. Those voices who came out to support Bernie were also the voices of good-hearted people pleading for changes … Continue reading We are made of our longest days: Bernie Sanders folks, do not despair

Money, it’s also a liquid! How about we try to save the economy?

https://youtu.be/cpbbuaIA3Ds Here are my thoughts: the federal government is not suited to direct dissemination of funds to the public. They’re requiring tax returns for verification. The IRS has been gutted. They won’t be getting funds to people for months. And unemployment insurance payouts are overwhelmed. But small businesses pay people all the time. There is … Continue reading Money, it’s also a liquid! How about we try to save the economy?

Love it if we made it: Matty Healy’s plea for compassion at the O2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kiY87XLahk&t=345s Do me a favor and click into the video at 40 minutes in so you can see a speech I saw live on December 16, 2016. Matty Healy, lead singer of The 1975, talked to the crowd of some 18,000 kids and their folk who convened for a prayer meeting in song. You may … Continue reading Love it if we made it: Matty Healy’s plea for compassion at the O2

Ready, steady, go…and all the things she said…on social media

That's virtual Matty Healy. Here's my Facebook cleanse for anyone who wants to follow. Consult your doctor before engaging. Individual results will vary. 1. FB associates I've honed my FB down to a science. I started out by getting rid of the polite FB friendships...people whose only connections to me were that we went to … Continue reading Ready, steady, go…and all the things she said…on social media

I don’t like going outside so bring me everything here: Problems in the time of Covid-19

https://youtu.be/EKdPxXWm7Jg First the small and then the big. Small: deliveries from Grove by UPS I just want UPS to deliver my package. Simple, right? It's just toilet paper and cleaning supplies. No biggie, unless you're in NYC and under self-isolation. And you have disabilities. UPS has neither disability accommodations nor a comprehensive pandemic program in … Continue reading I don’t like going outside so bring me everything here: Problems in the time of Covid-19

Ever fallen in love, in love with someone//You shouldn’t have fallen in love with?

When you have a blog, you might not know who reads or how they even find you. I've been writing here for about a year now and still know so little. For example, you! Are you a friend from high school? Someone I went out on a date with? A family member? A stranger? Unless … Continue reading Ever fallen in love, in love with someone//You shouldn’t have fallen in love with?