I had a unique opportunity to join my father, Robert Brooks, in a book signing for our recently published mystery novel The Clown Forest Murders. Aside from getting further pictorial evidence of what I'll clearly look like in 30 years, we were both asked by the Obama-inauguration sized crowd to share what it had been like to … Continue reading Co-Writing: 3.5 Tips to Avoid Murder Charges
We play a modified version of the game Pictionary as a family some nights where we simply pull cards from the box, draw it on a small white board easel, and whoever guesses it first gets to draw on the next turn. My 11 year old daughter got up and drew something that basically was.....a … Continue reading Come again? Bearded clam, you say?
Look at how cute all these hamsters are in their wheels..... They're all f*cking adorable. But you know what's not adorable? Hamster urine. You know what's less than precious? When your daughter's hamster decides to urinate while running in its wheel. You know what's just a bit not super duper? When that urine, subject to … Continue reading You know what’s not cute?
FADE IN EXT - Under a bridge. Scattered garbage. Evidence of homeless people abounds. Two squatting heroin users are preparing to shoot up. Rubber tube around arm. Spoon with heroin bubbling up. Heroin User One (speaking around needle in mouth) "You see Bitcoin is back under $10,000?" Heroin User Two "Yeah. But I'm more into … Continue reading Cryptocurrencies: A short film script
Your start out in the airport on a trip home from Vegas. Just a bloody mary. And maybe a beer. To help ease the pain of real life and the extra beer or six from the night before at the blackjack table. Then you get home and Tiger Woods is on, so you definitely need … Continue reading Sliding Out of Vegas
Penderson Community Reminders: While Sam Ferris' argument that the high school football/soccer field is not officially designated a community park or common area under Code:24;i;2 is technically true, we still ask that you clean up after your dogs. Practice had to be canceled last evening. Ex-councilman Reynolds is not acting in any official capacity outside … Continue reading The Penderson Local: March 6, 2018
Small town happenings, whether they're passed through the chain of gossip at the favorite coffee shop or bar, or reported in the local newspaper, have always fascinated me. I grew up in a small town. I spent a number of years raising my kids in a small town. The vibe, intensity and interpersonal goings-on of … Continue reading What’s up in Penderson?