Open Line

October 10th, 2019 Bad vibes in Minnesota right now. But I see good vibes online right now; post after post about mental health awareness, and the normalization of this kind of discussion is something I am passionately for. In fact: it deeply informs my work today. Here is my pitch for The Weirdos: this isContinue reading “Open Line”

Be Stupid

September 22nd, 2019 This post is just for me. I’m putting it here in case I ever forget and I need to find it. Everyone has their ineffable qualities that make them who they are. Everybody knows somebody who, when you’re asked why you like them, you sigh and say, “I don’t know. There’s justContinue reading “Be Stupid”

Summertime Sadness

September 1st, 2019 Bye, summer. To say you’re my least favorite season isn’t an insult. It’s just that I love the other seasons that much more, and the other seasons, for me, don’t have the inherent sadness that you do. See, as soon as you begin, Summer, I start to think about when you’re goingContinue reading “Summertime Sadness”


August 3rd, 2019 Let’s say you make a really good blueberry Danish. And you want to share your Danish with the world. So you decide to write down the recipe. But then you quickly realize that nobody actually makes this Danish like you do. But how could you make all these pastries and share themContinue reading “Danish”


May 28th, 2019 Imagine your life is a high-wire act. It might not be hard to pretend, actually. Every part of (and person in your) life is one thread in the tightrope that you’re tirelessly walking. If you find a loose or stray wire, don’t worry. Your only job is to focus on the strong,Continue reading “Tightrope”

Paper Beats Rock

May 18th, 2019 I’m struggling this weekend. This isn’t a sympathy post. It’s the opposite, actually, because its intent is to solve its own problem. My life’s journey right now feels tenuous; like I’m walking on a tightrope of just a few finely-strung muscles. I don’t feel like I’m particularly measuring up to anybody else;Continue reading “Paper Beats Rock”

When Do The Bad Thoughts Stop?

March 19th, 2019 As a recovered/forever recovering person, I think the question I get asked the most is: “So when do the bad feelings and thoughts stop?” I avoid this question. But I think, in the spirit of true transparency, I should answer it, and as honestly as I can: they don’t. I still haveContinue reading “When Do The Bad Thoughts Stop?”

What Doesn’t Kill You

March 7th, 2019 Why is “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” such a commonly used phrase? I know some of the greats use it (I’m looking at you, Kelly Clarkson), but it is inherently false. What doesn’t kill you rarely makes you stronger. What doesn’t kill you can harm you, hurt you, cut you,Continue reading “What Doesn’t Kill You”

Comic Books Saved My Life

February 26th, 2019 Confession: comic books saved my life. Not in a hyperbolic, overly dramatic way, mind you. It’s just whenever I’ve felt lost and lacking direction, I have always been able to find what I need in the pages of a comic. Like any other human on this planet, I’ve been through stuff. AndContinue reading “Comic Books Saved My Life”