The Middleditch-Horinouchi Connection
I recently realized that Thomas Middleditch and I may be related.
For those of you who don’t know, Thomas Middleditch is an actor and comedian. He starred in the HBO series, Silicon Valley— one of my favorite TV shows. Last Fall, his three-episode special called, Middleditch and Schwartz, dropped on Netflix. They consist of live tapings of his long form improv show with his comedy partner, Ben Schwartz. Highly recommended!
So how can Middleditch and Horinouchi be related? You see, what I realized this morning while brushing my teeth is that Middleditch is the English version of…
How to Ride a Helicopter for Free
Helicopters are cool. When you ride in one, it’s like you’ve become a bird soaring through the air.
When I was five years old, I took a helicopter ride for free. This is how I did it.
1. Be born with a congenital heart defect.
2. Get open-heart surgery at five years of age.
3. Have a successful surgery, but experience a near death experience (NDE) after that.
4. Come back to this life.
5. Show signs of a full recovery and return home 400 miles away.
6. Have a fever of 105…
My Birth Day
I was born on a Saturday morning at 11:00 am. In most cases, this wouldn’t be a big deal. But for me, it meant a story that would be repeated all my life, reminding me that I was born a disappointment.
You see, I was the accident — the unexpected child born later in life. I have four older brothers who are all within six years of each other. I arrived 8 years after my fourth brother.
I was also born the son of a preacher who had a congregation of a few hundred members. And my…