Category Archives: Me stuff

My “fight Trump and everything he stands for” December 2016 page-a-day calendar

Almost a month in, and, yup, the Trump cabinet—and Trump himself—is as bad as everyone imagined. Homophobes? Literally every single proposed member so far. Islamophobic bigots? You better believe it! Enemies of voting rights, civil rights, women’s rights, climate change … Continue reading

Posted in Fuck Donald Trump, Me stuff | Leave a comment

My “fight Trump and everything he stands for” November 2016 page-a-day calendar

It’s 2 days since racist, sexist, xenophobic, Islamophobic, homophobic, transphobic, Russia-backed conman huckster Donald Trump won the election. I’ve been literally dazed and crying in heartbreak & shame since then. (Once today at the tire store, since they had Fox … Continue reading

Posted in Me stuff | Leave a comment

You probably don’t need to read this…

…in point of fact, I don’t see the point much in writing it. But, faced with the ugly, demoralizing reality of Donald Trump being chosen by tens of millions of Americans as their new president, I simply do not know … Continue reading

Posted in Me stuff | Leave a comment

Snowstorm

The radio station at Bowdoin College (WBOR, still going) wasn’t much when I was in attendance there. Upstairs, two-room studio in the student union, packed with saggy, bulging shelves full of vinyl, mostly (I’m old), a couple of turntables, a … Continue reading

Posted in Me stuff | Tagged | Leave a comment

Comedy Review: Patton Oswalt—Talking For Clapping

I’ve been a fan of Patton Oswalt’s comedy (and acting, and writing) for a long time now, so I pitched like hell to cover his new standup special for The AV Club and got it, to my great pride—and, you … Continue reading

Posted in Comedy reviews, Me stuff, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

I’ll be honest… this is just restlessness talking

In these eight months as a no-bullshit, no-safety-net fulltime freelance writer, I haven’t written here much. I don’t know what I intended in starting this blog—apart from being a launching pad for all the fascinating, voluminous offers of work my genius … Continue reading

Posted in Me stuff, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dennis writes stuff for the week of 1/25-1/31

Weeks now are strange. All marked out by deadlines, the need for more deadlines, and fear of both having deadlines and not having deadlines. I joke about being “a gentleman of leisure,” since I work at home (or from home—take … Continue reading

Posted in Me stuff, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Dennis writes stuff for the week of 1/18-1/24

I keep all my assignments for the week (and Emily’s) on a whiteboard I redo every month. I call it The Big Board and refer to it several times a day, both to reassure myself that I am making my … Continue reading

Posted in Me stuff, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Every smart thing I can write down in the last hour of 2015

Because humans love round numbers and artificial markers in our lives, here’s everything I can think of noting in the last 60 minutes of 2015. I am now a full time writer. Sure, I had to wait until getting kicked … Continue reading

Posted in Me stuff | Tagged | Leave a comment

I squeeze the last penny out of the video store I loved

Thanks to the nice people at Vox.com (and especially the great Todd VanDerWerff who hooked me up) for giving me the last chance I imagine I’ll get to whine about how the video rental industry (and Videoport, the store where … Continue reading

Posted in Me stuff | Tagged | Leave a comment