Carmac the Magnificent

My first introduction to stand up comedians was Eddie Murphy’s DELIRIOUS. Then RAW. It was probably on HBO in the early eighties when movies would be played thirty eight times in one month because I have entire scenes memorized. The story about his Mom making hamburgers better than McDonalds? The I shot the sherriff scene….

Friday Fumblings & The State of the Economy

So you’re pissed off Obama took money for a speech? Hmm, I wonder sometimes if there’s a psychological diagnosis for people who think money grows on Bernie trees? Or just people who are so far removed from money and their understanding of basic economics that they feel they are entitled to be angry someone else…

I finally made it onto radio…and it was NPR. 

I was very honored this past weekend to be interviewed by the radio famed host Mr. Norman Be. We had a great time discussing my book, feminism and Maxine Waters. Life made.  “Diana Kirk does not keep us guessing if she is writing from experience. In fact, the Portland, Oregon-based writer is deliberately provocative, “This…

My Interview in The Progressive Magazine with Dr. Chip Thomas

Practicing Medicine and Art on the Navajo Reservation—Chip Thomas a.k.a. Jetsonorama by Diana KirkApril 11, 2017 Dr. Chip Thomas, also known by his artist name Jetsonorama, lives in Tuba City, Arizona, on Navajo land. For thirty years, he’s worked as a doctor in the Painted Desert region, treating patients with common health issues as well…

Network like a Mutha Fucker

I think the surest way to define networking is helping others out with no expectations of a return. That part is super hard. Especially if you quantify your life as being worthy of X amount of dollars. Which you are until you’re not. I read an article yesterday where a woman yelled, “I won’t read…

Powell’s Books in Portland

I read last night at the podium. The one carved of wood books, stacked one upon another. It was a moment. One to be appreciated for the feather in the cap thing it is. When you live your life surrounded by books, where bookstores are your candy store and then suddenly, you’re there and it’s…

Friday Fumblings

I’ve been thinking a lot about this human characteristic I see on repeat. I think it’s maybe more prevelant in women than men. You tell me. It has to do with pride and ego and sometimes I think women’s p/e is a thousand times more complicated. It goes like this….You can never ever in a…

Friday Fumblings “Gods”

Someone asked me yesterday why authors intimidate me so much. It’s true. They do. My friend Anna Yarrow told me last year, “you’ve got to start thinking of yourself as one of them.” I was like…but I’m not, I’m like the gum on the bottom of their shoe, a high schooler with “yur” problems, a…

My Interview in Five 2 One with Performance Artist, Jennifer Robin

The first time I met Portland performance author, Jennifer Robin, she sat down in the darkened Rum Club on Sandy Blvd in Portland fresh off the TriMet bus wearing a gold long sleeved onesie with black thigh high boots and a string poncho. She reminded me of a praying mantis. Her limbs are long and…

Sangria & Bob Vila in Nailed Magazine

Photo Courtesy Dean Mitchell Published from Nailed Magazine December 19th, 2016 We argue about Sangria. Red wine mixed with fruit juice. Ramone drinks it on Friday afternoons straight from a 2 liter bottle he buys at a liquor discount store near his home in Hillsboro. He lives with his two grown American sons. One attending…