jeffartpaul has written 41 posts for Jeff Arthur Paul

Walk-Ins are not welcome

I had my first appointment with my new therapist yesterday. I had been thinking about it for a longtime, reading online reviews, comparing specialties, etc. Oddly enough, I didn’t even use the internet to find my Headshrinker. I was on one of my long drives. I sat in the car while gravity and physics carried … Continue reading

Muddling thru Mediocrity 

I don’t know how many projects I may start in my life. But I do have a pretty consistent record of how many I have finished. Zero.  I have typed out lines upon lines of pseudo-contemporary nonsense under the self imposed supposition that I have a “knack” for writing.  And yet, here I am. A … Continue reading

Rebirth: My take on Reincarnation

I want to talk about clouds for a second. I know that it is pretty uninteresting unless you are either the meteorologist type or some teenager experiencing acid for the first time. Normally, whenever I see clouds they are being tracked by some people in a studio filled with blue screens, radar, Doppler, and a … Continue reading

Ad Nausea

I feel like we just took down the cobwebs from the curtains and cleaned the egg yolk from the windowpanes. The last of the stuffing just made its way into a sandwich and we are already sweeping up busted tree ornaments; compliments of our new kitten. I have heard roughly a hundred times this season … Continue reading

Graffiti: Vandalism or Art?

Watch any movie set in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, or even Montreal and you are sure to find it in the background. Should it be considered good art direction to include these forms of vandalism in a movie? First we have to understand what art truly is and what constitutes graffiti. When did … Continue reading

Famous Last Words…not mine though.

“Money can’t buy you life”-Bob Marley “Is it not Meningitis?”-Louisa May Alcott “Just don’t leave me alone”-John Belushi Last words are holders of legacy. It’s such a confusing thought that some sounds we can make with our mouth can end up summing up our entire existence solely due to when those sounds were made. When … Continue reading

Happy Halloween

I miss the danger. One night, when my friends and I were trick or treating, we became the victims of a “drive by.” It’s okay though. We all survived. In fact, it was pretty tame as “drive by’s” go. As we stood at the door of one of the dozens of houses we would visit … Continue reading

The Gall of It

So, after an appointment with a surgeon today, I have officially scheduled surgery to have my gall bladder removed. Mainly, I just want the extra room for storage. I never thought I would have to find a spot for my endless supply of sarcasm. But, look at me now. Egg on my face. The truth … Continue reading

Full Lee Hirsch Q and A Transcript

What were some of the bright spots; what surprised you? The kids are extraordinary. They had this emotional intelligence that dwarfed the adults. A bright spot was Alex’s story…to see him freed. Alex has Asperger’s syndrome (a form of autism that is characterized by an impaired ability to interact socially) and in fact all of … Continue reading

Interview with Lee Hirsch

When an office memo informed me of a screening of Bully and a Q & A with the director Lee Hirsch, I knew I had to meet with him. For those of you that may not know about this documentary, Bully gives us a harsh view into the lives of kids, the brutal reality of … Continue reading