Dennis Book Club

January 16th, 2022 Today, at work, some of my co-workers, organically, spontaneously, decided to choose one of my books and started a book club around it. It was one of the neatest, sweetest things I have ever, as a writer, watched unfold around me, and I literally did nothing to make it happen. But IContinue reading “Dennis Book Club”

Nothing Around Us Changes

January 12th, 2022 Weirdly enough, I finally got covid, but that’s not what’s inspiring me to write tonight. (Presuming nothing terrible happens to me over the next few days, I’ll probably write about that later.) No, I’ve been quarantined all alone in the bedroom (with occasional visits from my doctor, who is actually my dog),Continue reading “Nothing Around Us Changes”

Circus Wisdom

January 4th, 2022 When I was teased, or made fun of, or laughed at growing up, my dad would tell me to laugh with them. Or, if I could, laugh at myself before they had the chance. That sentiment is terrible for a child. But it’s advice I take more to heart every day IContinue reading “Circus Wisdom”

New Myths

January 3rd, 2022 “Just because something’s been around longer doesn’t make it better.” This immortal line is spoken by the legendary Johnny Lawrence in the season four opener of the karate-chopping, always-inspiring, instant-classic Cobra Kai. In either a cosmic coincidence or a divine slap in my face, this quote is a perfect distillation of what’sContinue reading “New Myths”

These Things I Remember

January 1st, 2022 I guess I’m just going to keep trying to remember. I’ll remember that it doesn’t matter what a person believes in — just what they do with it. I’m going to remember that my worth has nothing to do with my accomplishments, or lack thereof. I’m going to remember that there isContinue reading “These Things I Remember”

Don’t worry about the bacon.

December 24th, 2021 I want to tell you a story about bacon. Last night, we ordered a chicken bacon artichoke pizza to bake at home. When we opened it, there was no bacon on it. I didn’t call them to say anything. I ate the pizza and I was grateful. Now, I feel like evenContinue reading “Don’t worry about the bacon.”

inspo facto

December 23rd, 2021 As every year ends, we tend to curl up in our chair, stare out the window, and reflect on who we are, where we’ve been, and what the hell we’re even doing. That is definitely what I’m doing right now. As I learn more and more about people who make an actualContinue reading “inspo facto”

No Easy Way

December 18th, 2021 Don’t worry: there is not a single spoiler for the new Spider-Man movie here, besides that it’s one of my favorite films of all time and you should bring everyone you know. I just want to talk about one of the inherent qualities of Peter Parker — Spider-Man himself — that bearsContinue reading “No Easy Way”

#artvsartist2021

December 13th, 2021 A lot of my favorite people — my artist friends — have shared their #artvsartist year, and I am nothing if not a wannabe waiting outside the house party, watching my breath freeze in the cold, so here is mine. These posts are also often about gratitude, and I have no shortageContinue reading “#artvsartist2021”

Shaking When Stirred

December 12th, 2021 I worked a lot this weekend. (If you popped into the restaurant at any time, virtually open to close, on Saturday or Sunday, I was there to delight/annoy you.) This little girl missed me. A lot. She always greets me at the door, but tonight was different. She missed me so muchContinue reading “Shaking When Stirred”