Dedication

June 14th, 2021 One of the major themes of my novella Flip is loss. When I published it back in 2013, I wanted to give others the opportunity to honor people they’d lost by including a special dedication page in the front of the book, allowing anyone, who wished to, a space to remember aContinue reading “Dedication”

Moving Days

June 7th, 2021 Moving on can be different things. I regularly play a game in my head where I try to imagine what my life would be like if my old job never ceased to exist. Lately, when I play that game, I get genuinely sad when I think of all the people I wouldn’tContinue reading “Moving Days”

Alarm For The Cause Of Being Brave

June 4th, 2021 I’m almost done writing a book (I may have mentioned it earlier) and it has taken me to some of the darkest places writing has ever taken me (I also mentioned that in passing). One of its lessons is about the power of being honest with yourself (and the power dishonesty canContinue reading “Alarm For The Cause Of Being Brave”

In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night

May 31st, 2021 My mom was fearless. At least, that’s what she led people to believe. That, by nature, she was bold and wasn’t scared of nothin’. In reality, though, she was human. Green Lanterns, if you don’t know, are heroes who are part of an intergalactic Corp that protect our multiverse. They use ringsContinue reading “In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night”

Announcement: Push

May 29th, 2021 Ope. I guess I had another story to tell. We’ll obviously talk a whole lot more about this, the sequel to Flip, as it gets closer. But I have to say: Push is dark. Maybe the darkest thing I’ve ever written. And yet, if I do my job right, my goal isContinue reading “Announcement: Push”

Why of the Tiger

May 24th, 2021 I find that using metaphor is helpful in explaining behavior or situations or phenomena in a way that encourages the person reading it to be less defensive and feel not attacked. So let’s talk about tiger trainers. First things first: being a tiger trainer is one of the dumbest careers in theContinue reading “Why of the Tiger”

The Truth is Way Out There

May 20th, 2021 I believe in something weird. I believe that the universe purposefully created the particles and the atoms that eventually led to human beings because it wanted someone here who could see, hear, feel and appreciate the universe itself. I believe this because I think the universe is inherently lonely. I don’t thinkContinue reading “The Truth is Way Out There”

Homes

May 15th, 2021 Hey. I am beyond exhausted and overwhelmed at the moment, but I wanted to sincerely thank everyone who made time for us today. We made it work despite being a full year out of small talk practice, and your presence was felt and can’t be overstated. Today I felt a huge partContinue reading “Homes”

Delightfully Tasteless

May 9th, 2021 For this Mother’s Day, my first without my own, I was digging through my memories, trying to think of the most touching, tasteful, darling story I could share about my mom. But that wasn’t her, not mostly. She was fun and mischievous and sometimes, delightfully, downright tasteless. This is one of thoseContinue reading “Delightfully Tasteless”

The City

May 1st, 2021 Every year on my birthday, my favorite song to turn on and up (by one of my favorite bands, The 1975) is called The City. By the time I get to the pre-chorus, I find myself in the right mood. The lyrics there go: “Yeah, well, she said, ‘It’s your birthday. AreContinue reading “The City”