A year, more or less

If I’m remembering correctly, we got our first VCR in 1983. Thanks to the diligence (and good guesswork) of my brother, we chose correctly in the VHS vs. Beta showdown. With the clunky machine in the back of the car as we drove home from Sears, we stopped at one of the first video-rental stores […]

“I’m bacon!”

During college, I spent a few semesters doggedly, earnestly, and almost singlemindedly (as transcripts will attest) trying to be accepted into the University of Maryland at College Park’s improvisational comedy troupe “Erasable, Inc.” I went to all the shows. I went to all the workshops. Boy howdy did I want to join that group. It […]

Deep Breath

The past week was a really quiet one. I didn’t have any plans in the evenings, and I didn’t go out of my way to make any. I wrote a bit, but I also watched a lot of TV and read a lot and went to bed at a reasonable hour almost every night. I […]