Don’t Make Me Sing

February 17th, 2020 Every time I see a show, I’m reminded that I used to make music, and that I miss it sometimes. If you don’t know, I started making music as The Next Step back in 2003. I started with EPs and sporadic song releases, until I released my first full-length, “Something Old, SomethingContinue reading “Don’t Make Me Sing”

Big Fish & Potted Plants

January 2nd, 2020 I’ve had two ideas in my head all day: The concept that fish only grow to the size of their tanks. And the phrase, “Bloom where you’re planted” (which I saw last night on Instagram). So first, the fish thing: I was thinking of how it applied to people who are consideredContinue reading “Big Fish & Potted Plants”

OK

December 24th, 2019 Okay (definition) Exclamation: used to express agreement or acceptance. Adjective: (of a person) in a satisfactory physical or mental state. Once a week, I spend some time with the most caring, compassionate, brilliant, clever and wise people I have ever met. They’ve taught (or re-taught) me almost every good thing I know;Continue reading “OK”

Scaredy Cat

November 16th, 2019 I’m terrified, you guys. If you’ve heard me talk at all about what’s next for me, you know that I’m collecting all the issues of The Weirdos, coloring them and releasing it as a Collector’s Edition graphic novel next year. And I’m petrified to try to really get started. I’ve been puttingContinue reading “Scaredy Cat”

Be Here Now

November 6th, 2019 There will always be people there to remind you of who and what you used to be. Someone who, instead of celebrating your achievements of the moment, will tell you how you would have previously failed. Someone who will mention how you used to act as opposed to how you’re behaving rightContinue reading “Be Here Now”

To Us

October 25th, 2019 This is a shout out (and a lift up) to the crazy people like me: to those of you who have collaborative hearts, but have found that in order to make any of your dreams a reality, you have to do it yourself. It doesn’t matter what your dream is, either. YouContinue reading “To Us”

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”

Danish

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”