Do or Donut

May 3rd, 2021 My friend asked me for advice on being a dad the other day. In general, I don’t “give advice”; I choose to share my experiences and what I learned (or didn’t learn) from those times, in the hopes that maybe someone else can learn (or not learn) something from them, too. IContinue reading “Do or Donut”

The Village Idiot

April 28th, 2021 I learned more than I readily admit about life and art from high school theater. This morning during my drive, I was thinking about something that happened during my favorite play that I was a part of, Cinderella Waltz, that ended up being a lifelong lesson in how to make art. InContinue reading “The Village Idiot”

New Interview Alert! Basement Boy Banter Podcast

April 21, 2021 Five years after I was the first guest co-host on Basement Boy Banter, both the show and I return, this time to promote my new collection of essays, Time is a Solid State. Like my book, our conversation covers a wide lens of topics, from the multiversally nerdy to the intimately personal.Continue reading “New Interview Alert! Basement Boy Banter Podcast”

Breaking Bad

April 20th, 2021 This morning I was cleaning out my phone (it feels five pounds lighter without all those Baby Yoda memes [remember Baby Yoda memes?!]) when I came across something that I obviously saved for a reason. It reads: “If you’re ever scared that you’re a bad person, remember that bad people don’t careContinue reading “Breaking Bad”

Legos on a Loop

April 15th, 2021 This is going to be a loaded post. I give you this warning ahead of time as a courtesy: if you’re having a nice day, just scrolling along, having funsies, I encourage you to continue on ahead unimpeded. Have a good one. If you’re still here: let’s do this. There is aContinue reading “Legos on a Loop”

The Ghost Kingdom

April 14th, 2021 We can build an infinite amount of worlds in our head in which to live. Sometimes we create them as a means to escape, sometimes when we create them we’re returned a massive amount of guilt, and oftentimes these worlds do both. This is going to be a deeply personal essay aboutContinue reading “The Ghost Kingdom”

Men Without Fear

April 12th, 2021 Since the beginning of superhero comic book storytelling, a recurring theme, explored over and over again, has been the hero’s apparent entitlement over what the rest of us recognize as vigilantism. Sure, in general, superheroes are here to protect and serve. But shouldn’t they be held to the same rules and lawsContinue reading “Men Without Fear”

Of a Feather

April 8th, 2021 This morning at work, I saw this bird. Well, no, I didn’t initially see it. I heard it. It was repeatedly trying to break its way into the restaurant, flying again and again against the windows and doors, which I found to be bizarre but fascinating. I took this photo and IContinue reading “Of a Feather”

Time is Free

March 29th, 2021 Would you like to win a free copy of my upcoming book, Time is a Solid State?! (Easy yes, right? I mean, free stuff.) For every review you post for any of my books on amazon.com until April 8th, 2021, you will automatically receive one entry. On that day, I will randomlyContinue reading “Time is Free”

Have Mercy

March 22nd, 2021 Jesus did me a solid today. All over the planet, people are having difficult conversations about the state of our world. My family is no exception. My dad and I had a discussion this morning that typified the idea of “heated”: it started by boiling over, then simmered as we discussed factualContinue reading “Have Mercy”