The Last Time I Peed My Pants

I was 30 the last time I peed my pants. This was the 2010's. It was after hanging out with friends somewhere in the center part of the city I lived in—maybe thirty minutes walk from my apartment. The place was a mexican place—it had burritos and tacos and things like that. Ranchero music and a salsa bar. A big…

The Last Time I Shit My Pants

I was 14 the last time I shit my pants. This was the 1990's. It was during an end-of-junior high field day sort of thing somewhere in the northern part of the state I grew up in—maybe forty minutes away from the junior high. I think the place was a converted farm—it had paddle boats and canoes and things like that.…


Fell On Black Days

There have been a few times in my life that rock music entered new and in my view good phases. I grew up in what felt like a golden age of rock. Acts such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Who, Elton John, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Queen, R.E.O Speedwagon, and Jethro Tull put out a lot of great albums in the early 1970s.