As a comedian I spend much of my time considering laughter. From how to make audiences laugh to seeing all the different ways humans do indeed laugh. There’s the half smile, the I’m-not-looking-at-you-so-my-laughter-doesn’t-count twitter, insanely loud laughers (me), and many, many more. My favorite (so far) is the convulsive laugher […]

Many Ways to Laugh

I first learned about the power of weird in the bowling alley (no this is not Big Lebowski fan fiction). I was lining up my toes to the arrows when I saw peripherally a bowler hugging his ball – without his fingers in the hole. Quickly I glanced to see […]

Power of Weird – Ball Hugger

Woke up this morning laughing at something from a dream. Who told a joke? My subconscious. Coincidentally, started a dream journal. One half of page is for “items” and the other half is for “feelings”. Read that dream symbols are highly individualistic. Ergo, my feelings about “river” or “house” are […]

Started A Dream Journal

“I like marijuana because I want to go to heaven before I die.” – Michael Simmons “I used to have a drug problem…now I make enough money.” – David Lee Roth “I make it a rule never to smoke while I’m sleeping.” – Mark Twain “You know you’re an alcoholic […]

Favorite Things: Drug Quotes

“A weed is but an unloved flower.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox “The Earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson “I must have flowers, always, and always.” – Claude Monet “If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases […]

Flower Quotes

Free the Nipple activism is creating new approaches to gender inequality. Take Anni Ma’s approach at ComicCon – she invited all the cosplayers who could legally be topless to take photos with her. The photos were nearly all of men – surprise! Yet, the photos were taken in public, shared […]

ComicCon Adventure with Free the Nipple: Interview with Anni Ma

This past week I marched in the San Diego Pride Parade for Free the Nipple. The goal is to draw attention to laws criminalizing toplessness – and get them changed! Free the Nipple (#freethenipple) is also part of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Our method? Publicity […]

Free the Nipple

I love unfriending people. It’d be a guilty pleasure if I’d ever felt guilty about it. If you’re lost read the post “Tips for White Folks Unlearning Racism” – it’ll catch you up. This week, I put words to practice and did not unfriend an All Lives Matter-meme-posting Facebook friend. […]

Not Unfriending = Unlearning Racism

From my sister, Il Nocturne’s July 8, 2016 Facebook post: “We do this because privilege has made us emotionally weak: resiliency is the strength humans develop when faced with struggle. Get uncomfortable and have the conversations with the white people saying ALM and other ignorantly racist comments, and we too […]

Tips for White Folks Unlearning Racism#3: UNFRIENDING IS NOT THE ...

“We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.” “Politics is the art of controlling your environment.” “Objective journalism is one of the main reasons American politics has been allowed to be so corrupt for so long.” “I wouldn’t recommend sex, […]

Hunter S. Thompson Quotes To Make You Go Hmmm…