The World of Zapatero

Serving the Story: An Interview with Keir Politz

Episode two of my podcast is now available. This time around, I begin with an interview I conducted with It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator and star Rob McElhenney circa 1997 and then interview independent filmmaker and Philadelphia native Keir... Continue Reading →


Big thanks to Nicole Monaghan, author of Want, Wound, for being the first guest on my podcast! Here's a link to my podcast page:

On Snobs and Snobbery

I'm still kicking around the idea of starting a regular podcast. In the meantime, here's a conversation I had with my friends Tim and Monica about the opening of a Giant Supermarket in our neighborhood and how this relates to... Continue Reading →


I'm toying with the idea of starting a podcast... That's actually all I have at the moment. I don't really have a focus in mind, other than wanting to interview people in the arts. Of course, I'm defining "the arts"... Continue Reading →

Places I’ve Been (Sketches)

MS Battles MS!

If A) you're in the market for some original art, B) you want to help a good cause, and C) you live in (or plan on visiting) the Philadelphia area, then you're in luck! Silver Tower Studios will be hosting... Continue Reading →

Blue Swallow

Continuing the "blue" theme I established last week, I was visiting my in-laws over the weekend and saw this beautiful tree swallow: Coincidentally, I was reading through some of my favorite blogs later in the evening, and I saw the... Continue Reading →

Feeling Blue

I had a little bit of time and some blue paint on my hands,* so I painted these today: *Literally, by the time I was done!

Is Billy Pilgrim Crazy?

A student of mine recently asked whether Billy Pilgrim, the protagonist (for lack of a better word) of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five, has, within the context of the narrative (such as it is) really experienced a close encounter with aliens... Continue Reading →

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