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August 31, 2018

“Hello, this is David.”

“Yeah this is Lee, from Triple A,” said the voice on the other end of the phone. “It’s not the Freon, it’s the compressor.”

Compressor. A word I never want to hear from a person talking about my car.

“Looks like it’s going to be about nine hundred...

August 29, 2018

Things I love #2

As a South Carolinian, I have a special place in my heart for peaches. We are the true peach state, no matter what those lying thieves from Georgia might say. They are also, hands down, the greatest fruit. The fuzzy exterior. Perfectly sweet. Juicy. Jus...

August 27, 2018

“Deciding whether or not life is worth living is to answer the fundamental question in philosophy.” 

-Albert Camus 

I’m currently rehearsing the play Every Brilliant Thing. I officially start two weeks from tomorrow, so these rehearsals have been taking place in my livin...

August 22, 2018

I just bought a plane ticketed and it was very stressful. That’s how it feels in the middle of a treatment. Unsure. Hesitant. I had to enter my card information several times. These days should be viewed as a day off with a hangover. That’s not a bad mental image. I’m...

August 21, 2018

Last night I had a dream that I was smoking a blunt with Jay Leno. I woke up and thought, “It must be time for chemo.” 

It is time. I’m writing this from the chair. This is my fifteenth round overall, third for this cycle. The plan is to do six and take a scan. If/when...

August 20, 2018

Today is the first day of school. I am here, sitting in my office at the Fine Arts Center, getting ready to contribute a small part to the artistic education of these talented Greenville County high school students. 

On this first day of school, I thought I would share...

August 19, 2018

I’m sitting on my parents back porch. The yard is pulsing. The cicadas and the breeze and the bird chirping in the trees. The neighbors have chickens and they're pecking around the yard. I don’t get the obsession with suburban chickens, but it does add charm to the pla...

August 18, 2018

A distraction is simply a chance to re-choose God. 

-Thomas Keating

My parents are out of town, so at 10:30 last night I went to their house to check on the cats. When I got back, Jaimie was already in bed. The Cubs game was in the eighth inning and I went outside to lis...

August 17, 2018

I'm doing a play. One that I did not write myself. I'm doing it at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. My alma mater. The play is called Every Brilliant Thing, and it's about the son of a mother who suffers from depression. In order to cheer her up, he decides to write a...

August 16, 2018

I’ve started running again. I had to quit for a while because the oral chemo I was on causes a condition called Hand Foot Syndrome. Apparently some of the medicine slips out of the capillaries and makes its way to a person’s hands and feet, making them turn red and fee...

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