Archive for September, 2011

From Porn Star to Painter

girl

I had just turned 18 so of course I went to a video store and asked for an X-rated movie. I was old enough. I’m an adult. But…I told the guy…”it had to be something with a good story”. There’s a shame factor. A story somehow was an antibiotic that would cleanse the stigma of […] Read On…

20 Careers in a Row Didn’t Work Out For Me

SaturnGirl

Don’t be so disappointed in yourself. It didn’t work out. Lots of things don’t. Ist grade: I ONLY wanted to be a member of the “Legion of Super Heroes”, a team of 30th century teenage comic book heroes all from different planets. I felt bad for them. Often they felt lonely because they were all […] Read On…

Nine Ways to Break All The Rules!

telemarketer

“You can’t do that,” my parents told me. I had just gotten back from my 9 to 5 job. I was 17 and still a senior in high school. I had gotten a job as a telemarketer selling newspaper subscriptions. I had beaten out two African-American women who had a ton of experience for the […] Read On…

Writer’s Block

bathroom

  I hate showering. It wastes time. Don’t you think so? It’s like a half hour.  That’s valuable time. I could be learning Latin in that time. I could be reading Shakespeare! And then you have to get into your clothes and I’m usually wet because who can take all that time to dry themselves. […] Read On…

Ten Scams You Encounter Every Day

SHIT

I distinctly remembered we all threw our bodies on top of each other. We were making a mountain of bodies. We were all laughing and wrestling to see who would get to the top of the bodies. I was on top. I was three or four years old. We were in “Yellow Duck Nursery School”.  […] Read On…

Who Are Your Friends?

friends

There’s a good chance I will talk to nobody at all today. Claudia is unfortunately still sick with lyme disease . Which means she might sleep from now until tonight. I have some meetings lined up for tomorrow in the city so I will be talking to people then. But nothing for today. Dan, my […] Read On…

20 Ways to Deal With Regrets

regret

I regret losing all of my money and then losing my house. I regret not spending  more time with my kids when they were little and I regret not saving the life of my dad when I could’ve. In 2000 I was buying every IPO I could. It was already after the dot-com bust. I […] Read On…