If You Follow Me on Social Media

This is a quick guide to all the places you can find me on social media and what to expect when you finally get there.

plenty of fish in the sea…

Plenty of other fish in the sea…

word to your mother…

Oh, the huge manatee…

Silent Noise Project #008 — the angry, pissed off episode

Zines, the paranormal, swearing, shopping malls, dancing Klingons. Episode #8 of the Silent Noise Project has it all!

My face when Americans…

my face when Americans call chips “French fries” my face when Americans call crisps “chips” my face when Americans call chocolate globbernaughts “candy bars” my face when Americans call motorized rollinghams “cars” my face when Americans call merry fizzlebombs “fireworks” my face when Americans call wunderbahboxes “computers” my face when Americans call meat water “gravy” …read more…

Cajun Seasoning

I like Cajun food, especially red beans and rice, but it is a challenge to make it here in the Midwest because most all of the commercially available Cajun seasonings are little more than a celebration of salt. Hence, the following recipe. This recipe doesn’t contain as much cayenne pepper as you might think, and …read more…

Bean Dip á la Frito Lay

I think anything sounds fancy if you add “á la” to the name. Don’t you agree? Anyway, when I was younger, I could eat good old Frito Lay bean dip by the gallon. It’s pricy (around three dollars a can in these parts), and it’s high in sodium, so these days it’s not something I …read more…

Let Me Introduce You to the Internet, 2018 Version

Just got some things I’m going to leave right here. Enjoy your Saturday!  

Project Wideawake #011

Welcome to episode #11 of Project Wideawake—bringing you music you won’t find on your radio. As before, we have new and improved production values. If you are upset about the delay between podcasts, just keep thinking “new and improved production values, new and improved production values…” Hey, I never did say I was getting good …read more…

A New CDN Server (Also, How Not to Run a Business)

Wait, that’s not quite the story I want to tell. The story I want to tell is that a long time ago, I decided to have my own website, and not long thereafter, I decided to do a podcast or two, mainly to see if I could. (It turned out that I could.) Uh-oh. The …read more…

I Will Always Love You

Photo by Jess Watters from Pexels

One of my favorite songs, written by Dolly Parton. Here’s her version: I apologize for the poor sound quality, but that’s an old television clip. Most people are aware of Whitney Houston’s version, which is one of the first times I’ve ever preferred a cover to the original, but what I did not know is …read more…

Notes for Young Pioneers

Because of $reasons, I have a lot of young people in my life right now who are taking their first steps into the bigger, adult world. A handful of them have asked me for various bits of advice, and because I like to write and also because I hate repeating myself (there are more efficient …read more…

Silent Noise Project #007 — the everybody lies episode

OMGWTFBBQ!!! It’s another episode of the Silent Noise Project! — Actually, it’s episode number seven, after a four year hiatus!

Mushrooms Provençale

Mushrooms are one of my favorite foods. You can slice them into a salad, chop them finely and add them to a meatloaf (try it!), roast them, bake them in a bit of beef broth, or simply sauté them in a bit of oil and butter, which is probably the easiest way to turn three …read more…