Black humor insights into: music, travel, Reno the OTHER city in Nevada, physics, pianists and penises, Twelve Step sobriety as an atheist, being bi-polar in a world with one pole, death, food, surveys, Burning Man, being single over 50, Stephen Hawking’s lame ass and Oh Long Johnson.
Literature and Music are my lovers and muse. Ragtime piano is my forte but am a classically trained pianist. Can’t write without music and can’t play music without creating something new with it each time.
In the other world I design websites and graphics, play keyboards, piano and flute, plan for Burning Man, write, and agitate the hell out of others. Last viable source of employment was as an Executive Producer for Warner Brothers.
Owned and ran two successful peculiar and fun retail stores for 10 years. Addicting, amusing and creative diversions. Perfect for a puzzle enjoying neurotic mental kinda gal.
Speaking of addictions (and who isn’t) I also house one of the largest and diverse Ouija and talking board collections in the country. A colorful, weird, wonderful American art form dating prior to the 1890’s. No, I don’t believe in ghosts, Satan, or spirits. Unless they’re decanted.
Have worked as an adviser to the Tim Burton Studios, Penn and Teller’s ‘Bullshit’, several other films, along with magazine, radio, television and newspaper interviews.
Want more Ouija? Check out the Museum of Talking Boards. Am currently (and s-l-o-w-l-y) re-writing my former Ouija site. Stay tuned.
Love to ski. Downhill. Fast. Really fast. It’s dangerous.
Helps not having health insurance.
Traveled Europe, the Soviet Union, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, the United States and Detroit. Lived everywhere from LA to NYC. Currently reside in Reno, Nevada.
Member of Mensa but don’t attend meetings. In the words of Groucho Marx ‘I’d like to join a club and beat you over the head with it.’
Consider myself an Anti-Intellectual Intellectual. The ordinary bores me. People must be interested and interesting to pique an interest, and I revel in being a misanthrope. Spend a lot of life as a happy hermitress. This all fuels a desire to learn. About everything and anything.
I will continue to Write, Play the Piano, Attend Burning Man, and Debunk String Theory until the cure is discovered for suicidal ideation and NASCAR.
Yeah that’s me.
Clean up pretty well and haven’t
been kicked out of a holiday dinner in years.
R. C. Black