Dry Ink

October 14th, 2021 Over the past almost four years, I have received hundreds of messages about two big parts of my life: publishing books, and sobriety. The more I thought about it, the more I realized how similar accomplishing those two things are for me. So I made a list of what I’ve done, andContinue reading “Dry Ink”

Skol Post

October 10th, 2021 Today’s win was amazing. Not because it got us into the playoffs, or gave us a championship, but because it reminded us of the one of the best traits inherent in humanity. Hope. We get let down a lot. Most of us have unrealistic expectations. Only the greatest of us have noContinue reading “Skol Post”

Softer Ways

October 7th, 2020 It’s rough out there. I just wanted to share some affirmations with you that help me when I remember to stop, take a breath, and think about them. Which I wish I did more, but it’s really rough out there, and I’m spreading myself as thin as I can, trying to keepContinue reading “Softer Ways”

Brushfire Contest Announcement + A Nut-Ton of Updates!

October 6th, 2021 Hi, friends! How you doing today? I have quite a few things to address so I’ll get right to it. Brushfire Contest End Date I’ve decided to run the Brushfire Fan Art Contest until… December 31st, 2021. Meaning you have until the end of the year to get your submissions in! Don’tContinue reading “Brushfire Contest Announcement + A Nut-Ton of Updates!”

Pre-Show Jitters

October 1st, 2021 Tomorrow is the first day of Twin Cities Con. And I’m anxious. I wrote about anxiety earlier this week, and I thought I’d follow those thoughts up with these feelings I’m having while I’m in the moment. Every single time an event like this comes along, I’m filled like an over-stuffed donutContinue reading “Pre-Show Jitters”

Something > Nothing

September 28th, 2021 Someone close to me shared a video of a TED Talk about anxiety yesterday morning. I am nothing if not consistently anxious; if anxiety were an electrical current, I am always at a level where you would receive a static shock if you tapped on my shoulder. Beyond describing the different formsContinue reading “Something > Nothing”

FallCon XL 2021

September 25th, 2021 “Return of the Mack” played on the radio on my way home. That’ll be important later. FallCon XL was today and I just want to say THANK YOU with the full power of my caps lock to everyone I met, saw, or saw again today (and to the staff who made itContinue reading “FallCon XL 2021”

On Brand

September 16th, 2021 On Brand They’re called #trends for a reason. They’re brief. They’re passing. They’re ephemeral. I’m struggling to find things on the internet that give me any sense of co-evolution; that is, sites and people who feel like they’re growing alongside me, as a person, instead of chasing whatever trends will get themContinue reading “On Brand”

Trash

September 13, 2021 I’m not sure how to talk about anything that’s going on in the world anymore, so let’s just discuss littering. Generally speaking, one discarded candy wrapper isn’t going to destroy the planet or any one individual’s worldview. And I think the person who drops that single piece of trash feels the sameContinue reading “Trash”

A Little Shove

September 6th, 2021 Inspiration and motivation can come from the strangest and most delightful of places. Making Brushfire is hard. It’s a lot of fun and it means the universe (multiple universes, actually) to me, but it’s been a ton of work and some days I just can’t. There’s an alternate dream reality in whichContinue reading “A Little Shove”