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Death is 2020 – sketch

I am happy to mention I have written a new bit of political sketch comedy, a script for the Politipod podcast called “Death is 2020,” where the “2020 baby” is revealed to be none other than the Grim Reaper himself. I almost didn’t write the darn thing, at all. I had gone to bed last […]

News Job, STAB! Comedy Theater

Last night, it was my pleasure to appear on News Job, the livestream production by STAB! Comedy Theater in Sacramento. Hosted by Heather Rogue, the show featured scripted and unscripted jokes on news and current events. Besides me, guests on the show included comedians Cory Barringer and Keith Graber. I wrote some material in advance; […]

More studying

I continue to study my SMM book by McDonald, mentioned earlier. I’m finishing up the YouTube chapter. I am beginning to suffer from a lack of practical projects: grist for the mill. I am currently learning to swim from a book. It would do me well to get in some water. But, I don’t have […]

macrophotography spider on blue background

Macrophotography and spiders

I have been exploring macrophotography, and I find that bugs make fascinating subjects for close-up, detailed shots! How fun! This little fella is so tiny! I also explored working with RAW images, in getting the hue and brightness shown here. The waning sunlight of the day shone nearly clean through this little spider, which makes […]

New book

In my pursuit to add social media content marketing to my skillset, I called upon a buddy who is already busy in that business. He recommended: Social Media Marketing Workbook: How to Use Social Media for Business, by Jason McDonald. I am nearly halfway through the book. If you’re looking for a yea/nay review, I […]

New plan

I am starting the new year with new goals. Social Media Content Marketing I am teaching myself more about social media content marketing: the use of social media tools to help businesses or entities improve their reach and effectiveness, with their websites and social media presences. With my existing skills and education in Computer Science, […]

Podcast Prep

I’ve been mulling the idea of a video podcast for years. It’s what I do instead of doing things: I mull them. Glacially. Forever. It can’t be done wrong if it never actually gets done, ya read me? Good times. Anyway. I knew that recording an audio and video podcast would require some of my […]

Bar-hopping with ulterior motives

So I went into downtown Lodi a few nights ago. It’s a great place to get a drink, with many good spots to choose from. But I wasn’t just hunting for the perfect beverage: I was hunting down good entertainment venues, at which I might host comedy events…