Happy Brushfourth of July

July 4th, 2022 “Brushfire exists to reveal and respect the truths of the universe, and to protect and provide for all of its inhabitants.” I had to find a new way to celebrate the 4th of July, y’all. For most of the people I know, freedom — religious, personal or otherwise — does not existContinue reading “Happy Brushfourth of July”

Brushfire Has Arrived

June 30th, 2022 BRUSHFIRE IS HERE!! Please don’t watch this video. I cry in it and it’s super embarrassing for both of us. But you have no idea how excited I am for this one. Some key notes from the video you should know: Both covers (regular and variant) arrived safe and sound this afternoon.Continue reading “Brushfire Has Arrived”

Victim of Me

June 23rd, 2022 “You cannot heal in the same environment where you got sick.” What a full load of bullshit. But that phrase (or related ones) keeps popping up like a weed, in real life and the not-so-real life we know as the internet. This sentence perpetuates the idea that we cannot get better rightContinue reading “Victim of Me”

Plain & Friendly Too

June 15th, 2022 “He did not want to appear at a loss or to let his followers down. He decided that it would be best to be plain and friendly.” – Watership Down If this quote sounds familiar, it’s probably because I either told you what it means to me in real life, or youContinue reading “Plain & Friendly Too”

Building an Afterlife

June 4th, 2022 I’m writing this while my human blood is still mostly replaced with coffee, so I hope it’s coherent. A giant hug and a supermassive thank you to the kind souls who came out to support me today; I don’t know what I did in dreams or a previous life to get youContinue reading “Building an Afterlife”

Cold World is Here

June 2nd, 2022 Today is the day. I hope you’ll join me in giving a warm welcome to my eighth book, and my first full-length novel, Cold World. It is now officially for sale on Amazon as an ebook, paperback, and hardcover, and as a signed paperback on dennisvogen.com. I want to tell you everythingContinue reading “Cold World is Here”

Happy 60th

May 31st, 2022 My mom’s birthday is today. She would have been 60. I’ve been real stressed because life is a stressful place but there is a thought that’s giving me peace. When people talk about what their loved ones are doing in heaven, it is often something boring. Like, “I know grandpa is upContinue reading “Happy 60th”

Stranger Things 4

May 30th, 2022 Stranger Things 4 is a masterpiece. It is one of the best-ever examples of genre storytelling, and how it can explore complex emotional and psychological ideas that traditional storytelling just can’t. It’s both affirming and inspirational, for a person like me. I will absolutely spoil nothing here, but I do want toContinue reading “Stranger Things 4”

Sunny Days of Rain

May 20th, 2022 Yesterday I went outside to pick up dinner. I could see the bright sun shining through the window before I left, so it was strange when I walked through the door and found that it was raining. For all the weather we get here, it felt like the most emotionally relatable. AllContinue reading “Sunny Days of Rain”

Hello There

May 17th, 2022 This doormat is a lesson. We saw it last week and fell in love with it. How could you not? It has one of the best breeds of baby on it, wearing sunglasses, borrowing Obi-Wan Kenobi’s most famous (and meme-able) phrase. We did not buy it. See, we live in a destructiveContinue reading “Hello There”