I've been addicted to TV since I emerged from the womb.
The whole celebrity culture thing - I'm fascinated by, and repelled by, and yet I end up knowing about it.
Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss.
Anyone who says they're not afraid at the time of a hurricane is either a fool or a liar, or a little bit of both.
I imagine a lot of people tune in simply to watch reporters get bitch-slapped by Mother Nature, and frankly, who can blame them?
If someone knows me and likes me or my work, they're more likely to allow me to tell their story. But it also cuts the other way.
A lot of compelling stories in the world aren't being told, and the fact that people don't know about them compounds the suffering.
That's the thing about suicide. Try as you might to remember how a person lived his life, you always end up thinking about how he ended it.
I can begin to understand how anchor monsters are made. If you're not careful, you can become used to being treated as though you're special and begin to expect it.
I suppose if you've never bitten your nails, there isn't any way to explain the habit. It's not enjoyable, really, but there is a certain satisfaction - pride in a job well done.