Ordering From The Secret Menu, Available July 21st, 2021, One Day Only

June 3rd, 2021 As if you need any more reasons to come to the Book(s) Release Party at Issues Needed on July 21st (full details on the link below and a previous blog post!), I’m going to have a super-special Book Release Party Menu with super-special prices (and no shipping & handling because… well, youContinue reading “Ordering From The Secret Menu, Available July 21st, 2021, One Day Only”

Announcement: Book(s) Release Party!

June 1st, 2021 Cat’s out of the bag: we’re having a party! Here’s the description from the event page (and please click below and RSVP!): “In the last year, Dennis Vogen has done some stuff; namely, he released The Weirdos: Volume I graphic novel, the novella Theia, a collection of essays called Time is aContinue reading “Announcement: Book(s) Release Party!”

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, Part II

May 23rd, 2021 I took a pause between my last post and this one because I didn’t get to say everything I wanted to say about it. About the act of believing. The first half was an affirmation. This part is a warning. There are over 4,000 distinct religions on our planet. And every personContinue reading “The Truth is Way Out There, Part II”


May 20th, 2021 I won’t forget 2020 for a number of reasons. For all of the reasons, honestly. As the great poets Chumbawumba once sang: “I got knocked down.” But, like Chumbawumba goes on to say, I have to get back up again. And from the ashes comes a new look and a bold directionContinue reading “Forward”


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”

A Post-It Note of a Moment

May 14th, 2021 Hi. Just a little message to let you know how much I love you all. I can’t express how happy it makes me getting messages and comments from you reading Time is a Solid State, highlighting and sharing passages and pages in your stories, and letting me know you’re digging it inContinue reading “A Post-It Note of a Moment”

Truth Serum

May 12th, 2021 There was a phrase I used to hear all the time when I was drinking that would put fear in me more than anything else anyone could say. “The truth comes out when you’re drunk.” This was repeated so often that it was no longer anecdotal for me, an absolute, objective truthContinue reading “Truth Serum”

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”