I always felt I was meant for something great. After three novels and two books of poetry that no one read, I realize that “something” was failure.
One poem was featured on the Prairie Home Companion website and an essay published by Spruce Mountain press for a Vermont anthology on Past Love – so maybe I’m an average failure.
I wrote my first book in fifth grade for a contest at the library. My story was featured in the local paper. The book was about football and it had vignettes like “Don’t try to paint a Newhouse white.” Robert Newhouse was a black football player. I was ten. Who knew racism could be so adorable?
I wrote and produced an award winning radio show on KSUA in Alaska (“Monkey at the Switch”). I have written several sketches for the improv group “Socially Irresponsible”. I have written untold amounts of nasty emails.
I have written and performed comedy and recently written and produced a comedy album. In 2005 I won the Burlington Air Guitar Championships. “The Airtists: To air is human, to fret…divine,” is my first screenplay.
I truly believe if we could be completely honest with ourselves and others, there would be no need for comedy. However that world too would be a tragedy.