Rapid Foolishness

Where I ramble about music, relationships, and other questionable life pursuits.

Staying Authentic in a Fantasy World

A lot of people will try to bring you down. I once dated a Pennsylvanian lady who, during a pretty minor disagreement, told me out of spite that one of my family members was going to die soon, for instance. There’s this human tendency to bring everybody to one’s own...

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A Path to Clarity

When I was a kid, I was exposed to a lot of gospel and a lot of jazz. My grandfather was a composer and my mom was a singer. I liked songs some, but I liked to kick a soccer ball a lot more. Music was just that thing kids who couldn’t play sports did. Plus, the music...

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Be My Valentine

People find all sorts of ways to hurt themselves. Guys find girls. Girls find guys. Many of these find each other too, and according to an article we read in a philosophy of sex class I took in college, at least one 17-year-old in Nebraska found Pikachu. We crave that...

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Black Sheep Magic

The sun swings like a magician’s pocket watch across the sky in LA. I realized, as it began to dip back into the ocean beyond the pier, that I’d been in a trance for most of the afternoon. Southern California would soon begin her masterful sleight of hand designed to...

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Vodka and Eggnog

I’ve been biting off more than I could chew since the day I found my first penny, tossed it in my mouth and mounted an upside down laundry basket like a three-year-old conquistador of parts unknown. I’ve been missing the point since the day our entire basement...

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Bottle Up and Explode!

  I’m a nineties kid, but I try to be civil about it. We aren’t all anger and awesome cartoons, we really aren’t. Still, we do explode from time to time...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHpbovYq-Vk I’m downing a Redd’s Wicked Apple right now and...

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Interview: Joey Doherty

Robots, Prozac, and how you can learn a thing or two from your mom's petunias in this interview with author, wellness counselor, and all around Gen Y innovator, Joey Doherty. I had planned before we sat down to edit this segment down to 10 minutes, but I think you'll...

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Excisions and Executions

I just had a knife in my back for 30 minutes. The procedure is called an excision, and now there is almost certainly no cancer. Well, the disease still exists elsewhere, of course. And statistically speaking, I will probably participate in cancer or pre-cancer again...

read more

Some Party

An accidental foray into flash fiction. I wrote the thick of this while sitting in bed in another country having lost my voice and being surrounded by beautiful people. I thought it was too short to fit any literary form, but apparently I was wrong about that. “I am...

read more

Staying Authentic in a Fantasy World

A lot of people will try to bring you down. I once dated a Pennsylvanian lady who, during a pretty minor disagreement, told me out of spite that one of my family members was going to die soon, for instance. There’s this human tendency to bring everybody to one’s own...

read more

A Path to Clarity

When I was a kid, I was exposed to a lot of gospel and a lot of jazz. My grandfather was a composer and my mom was a singer. I liked songs some, but I liked to kick a soccer ball a lot more. Music was just that thing kids who couldn’t play sports did. Plus, the music...

read more

Be My Valentine

People find all sorts of ways to hurt themselves. Guys find girls. Girls find guys. Many of these find each other too, and according to an article we read in a philosophy of sex class I took in college, at least one 17-year-old in Nebraska found Pikachu. We crave that...

read more

Black Sheep Magic

The sun swings like a magician’s pocket watch across the sky in LA. I realized, as it began to dip back into the ocean beyond the pier, that I’d been in a trance for most of the afternoon. Southern California would soon begin her masterful sleight of hand designed to...

read more

Vodka and Eggnog

I’ve been biting off more than I could chew since the day I found my first penny, tossed it in my mouth and mounted an upside down laundry basket like a three-year-old conquistador of parts unknown. I’ve been missing the point since the day our entire basement...

read more

Bottle Up and Explode!

  I’m a nineties kid, but I try to be civil about it. We aren’t all anger and awesome cartoons, we really aren’t. Still, we do explode from time to time...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHpbovYq-Vk I’m downing a Redd’s Wicked Apple right now and...

read more

Interview: Joey Doherty

Robots, Prozac, and how you can learn a thing or two from your mom's petunias in this interview with author, wellness counselor, and all around Gen Y innovator, Joey Doherty. I had planned before we sat down to edit this segment down to 10 minutes, but I think you'll...

read more

Excisions and Executions

I just had a knife in my back for 30 minutes. The procedure is called an excision, and now there is almost certainly no cancer. Well, the disease still exists elsewhere, of course. And statistically speaking, I will probably participate in cancer or pre-cancer again...

read more

Some Party

An accidental foray into flash fiction. I wrote the thick of this while sitting in bed in another country having lost my voice and being surrounded by beautiful people. I thought it was too short to fit any literary form, but apparently I was wrong about that. “I am...

read more

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