Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tell Me You Love Me

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Birthday 2017

David Bowie. Elvis Presley. Stephen Hawking. Sarah Polley. Michelle Forbes. Jenny Lewis. And me.

I've been in the wilderness for a while. Returning to the world soon.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Elly Adventures

Elly's a breast cancer survivor and we took a trip to Disney World during Thanksgiving week.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Election 2016 (from my sister)

This was part of a collaboration between me and my sis.

My sister's instagram:


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Inktober Challenge 2016

"Inktober" is a drawing challenge where you're encouraged to draw something in ink every day of the month of October.

My sister, who illustrates children's books and is a far better artist than I, approached me to see if I wanted to "collaborate" with her on this Inktober journey.

After some discussion, we agreed that I'd create a "prompt sketch" based on the Inktober prompts and she would create the finished drawings.

I start the drawing, she finishes the drawing.

It's been a fun side project for both of us and I highly recommend investigating some of the other art that's come out of this month's Inktober challenge.

Friday, September 16, 2016


A 30-second animated short that I created for a Project Greenlight contest.

About the transformative properties of that first cup of coffee in the day.

(I don't actually drink coffee regularly!)

Sunday, August 28, 2016

"Featherlike" (Animated) by Gregor Czaykowski

I made this animated version of a webcomic from a few years ago.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Not in This Lifetime

Guns N' Roses: Not in this Lifetime Tour Clips from MPH on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Gotta Get Back in Time

Midpoint of the year.

Update: I'm working on it... I really, truly am.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

The System Isn’t ‘Rigged’ Against Sanders: Clinton’s winning because more Democrats want her to be the nominee.

Check out fivethirtyeight.

Here's the TL;DR:
Realistically, if you throw everything together, the math suggests that Sanders doesn’t have much to complain about. If the Democratic nomination were open to as many Democrats as possible — through closed primaries — Clinton would be dominating Sanders. And if the nomination were open to as many voters as possible — through open primaries — she’d still be winning.
Trump is a fucking clown grotesque parody of a Republican presidential nominee.

Everyone's got to unite in support of Hillary this year.

Even YOU!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The View Outside My Local Polling Place

It was exceptionally quick to vote this morning. Probably helped that I had the luxury of going after 9am.

Voted for Hillary. Which, apparently, is not a very popular side to take on the internet. But I'm with her.

Thursday, March 03, 2016

A New Ghostbusters

The first trailer for the big, gender-swapped GHOSTBUSTERS reboot is out and the internet is ripping it to pieces because the internet has a real problem with women right now, frankly.

Bigger problem is, the original film casts a long shadow. And as strong as the cast of the new film is, the script just has to be incredible for this to work. First trailer is not winning people over.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Staying in New York versus Moving to Los Angeles

Comedian Chris Gethard makes his own personal argument for remaining in New York.

I made the decision a number of years ago myself. At several key points in my life, in fact. And have aggressively debated it throughout.

As a writer, it really SHOULDN'T matter. With current technology (hell, even with technology from a decade and a half ago), a writer should technically be able to exist anywhere he wants.

Alas, somehow, it does matter. To different degrees, for different things.

My reasons for staying. Gethard touches on it in his essay. The bottom line is, moving to L.A. does not guarantee you any level of success. You could still be struggling out there, in an environment where you're a lot less happy. In an environment where EVERYONE is in the entertainment business.

At the end of the day, I think you need to take your own path. The dean of my alma mater loved to tell us, regarding a career in the arts, "It's a marathon, not a sprint."

Focus on the work.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Children of Blister Hills

Instead of a normal birthday gathering this year, I had an informal reading of some new work. Piece of a new play I've been kicking around for a while called "Children of Blister Hills". It was a completely cold reading, the actors discovering the characters as they read the words aloud, so it was suitably rough around all edges — but I could also hear how it comes together.

I could hear the actors finding and understanding their characters.

I could feel how and where the narrative pulls the audience closer.

Through the roughness of this cold read... I could see the sparks of life in this new play. I'm sort of shocked that I haven't had a reading of my work in YEARS. It's not that difficult to assemble a reading but it just makes a world of difference to hear and see the work beyond playing it in your head infinitely.

There is more to this. More to come. I feel good about this play. It feels like a fresh beginning.