Inherently Different

Revisiting This Date in 2011

I have had this blog for a very long time… in fact, this blog is the longest-running relationship I have. I started writing it in 1999 using HTML I wrote myself (it was under a different name back then More Inhuman than Human). I’ve written some odd, extreme, and highly insensitive things and periodically, I … Read more

Revisiting this Date in 2004

I’ve been fascinated with storytelling since I was a child. I’ve read more books than I can count and enjoy hearing people tell stories (real life stories as well as fantastical tales). Part of the original reason for this blog was to write more personal stuff. I worked as a copywriter for years at that … Read more

Rocketman & The Birds

When I first started using the bird site, I did so because I realized how toxic Facebook was becoming. This was around 2015. It isn’t a coincidence that for me, FB became a cesspool once a bunch of white, entitled people joined the Trumpanzee cult. I started noticing people becoming unhinged over a grifter who … Read more

hallowed ground

I love this time of year (October through late November) not only because it is traditionally some of the best weather in Southern California, where I grew up, but also because it features my two favorite holidays (Halloween and Thanksgiving). The one thing that makes it harder and harder to enjoy Halloween lately is the … Read more

I Can’t Care Less

There have been a number of times people get mad at me because I don’t seem to get upset by things. The most common interpretation of my attitude in those situations has often been described as malicious indifference. I wouldn’t say that… but some people do. A more accurate statement would be that I don’t … Read more

Cheater’s Never Prosper…

“Winning is Everything, it’s the ONLY thing.” – Henry Russell (“Red”) Sanders, one time coach of the UCLA Bruin football team in the 1950s. So the Patriots cheated again… though that’s not really surprising given their history since Belichick took over as head coach… what’s surprising is the New England fans discounting all the allegations as … Read more


I’ve got a number of hard core republican friends. I try to avoid discussions about politics or religion with them because we share completely different opinions. A few weeks ago, in talking to one of them we got on the subject of Cliven Bundy… In case you’re unaware, good ol’ Cliven Bundy is a rancher … Read more

NCAA Tourney Bracket

I rarely watch college basketball, though I do keep up with my favorite team (San Diego State Aztecs). The last few years, the Aztecs have really become a power house program under the direction of Steve Fisher. The only time I watch college basketball is when it actually counts… the NCAA Tournament. Every other game … Read more

Mind Games

The new TV show with Christian Slater and Steve Zahn is just about what you would expect from the latest genre de jour. It blends science with quirky but flawed characters and a few laughs to hook you, and engaging partially serialized storylines to keep you tuning in. It’s the same recipe that drove Fox’s … Read more