The Thinking Man's Idiot

The unruly brain and bad habits of a writer, artist, and grilled cheese sandwich-enthusiast.

Category Archives: Long-Form Essays

I Have No Mouth, but I Must Scream

The only thing worse than COVID depression is when additional frustrations are piled on top of it.

Monday, 1 March, 2021 · 2 Comments

Osmosis III: Same as it Ever Was

I bring back my job-hunting column to report on recent frustrations and one wonderful bit of feedback.

Tuesday, 23 February, 2021 · 1 Comment

Thank you, Regina King: 2019 Year in Review

My belated look at 2019 puts 2020 into perspective.

Tuesday, 7 April, 2020 · Leave a comment

Happy if She were Nappy: Thoughts on the Greatest X-Man

When the MCU reboots the ‘X-Men’ film series, here’s the one change they NEED to make.

Friday, 14 June, 2019 · 4 Comments

The Note I Wrote when I Deleted My Facebook

Last month, I logged on for the first time in three years just to kill my account. Here’s how I told my hundreds of friends.

Sunday, 6 January, 2019 · 3 Comments

Cop. Out.

Want to know why Black people don’t trust police? Ask a Black person… like me.

Sunday, 24 May, 2015 · 6 Comments

Crab Barrel: The Pitfalls of Critiquing work by ‘Your own people’

You know that line between “providing creative criticism” and “being a self-hating sell-out”? It’s not as thin as you think.

Tuesday, 18 March, 2014 · Leave a comment

Neverland

I spent over 20 years trying to get to New York. I know when it’s time to quit.

Monday, 10 March, 2014 · 3 Comments

Osmosis II: Who hates a Dancing Bear?

My skills get better, but my prospects continue to shrink – WTF?

Friday, 7 March, 2014 · 1 Comment