Don’t Let Them Take Your Light

August 24th, 2019 Don’t let them take your light. Two weekends ago, I was at a convention and met a lot of awesome people. I met a couple who were incredibly nice and they were really interested in what I do. One of them gave me a call a week ago and was very complimentary.Continue reading “Don’t Let Them Take Your Light”


August 20th, 2019 I am a person born of extremes. For most of my life, I was always the best, or I was the worst. The smartest person in the room, or so dumb I could feel everybody staring. The top of the heap, or the bottom of a garbage fire. I was perpetually hotterContinue reading “Extremes”

The World Hasn’t Existed Since 2012

August 16th, 2019 I read a theory today that the universe ended in 2012. It wasn’t a bad theory, as far as internet theories go. Multiverses, trans-dimensional travel, displaced existence, blah blah blah. It was all there. But reading it, and really thinking about it, I felt the weirdest thing. I felt relief. Because ifContinue reading “The World Hasn’t Existed Since 2012”

What My Dog Has Taught Me

August 14th, 2019 Things I’ve learned (and am still learning) from my dog: Be kind, even when you’re hungry. Especially when you’re hungry. When in doubt, try to make the human smile. Lead with trust, and learn from behavior. If someone hurts you, whether it be by accident or intentionally, it is always better toContinue reading “What My Dog Has Taught Me”

Let’s Give Them Something To Talk About

August 5th, 2019 My dad and I were discussing what’s going on in this country yesterday when he asked me a pointed question that made me flinch. “You keep talking about love. Why isn’t anybody listening?” I don’t know. I spend all this time thinking and writing and hoping and I don’t know why peopleContinue reading “Let’s Give Them Something To Talk About”


July 23rd, 2019 When asked how he created his sculptural masterpiece David, Michelangelo said — and I’m paraphrasing, because I wasn’t there — that essentially David was always inside that block of marble, and he just had to chip away the parts that weren’t him. What he actually said was this: “Every block of stoneContinue reading “Sculpture/Garden”

One More Day

July 9th, 2019 My only goal is to put one more good day between me and the person I used to be. This may sound brutal and typically too honest from me, but sometimes I really understand why Bradley Cooper killed himself at the end of A Star Is Born. To wake up every dayContinue reading “One More Day”

The Climb

June 15th, 2019 Some people wonder why climbers do it. Why would somebody put their life at risk for something so stupid? Until you really stop and think about it and realize that at least once in your life, you are going to be obsessed with, possessed by and insanely passionate about something, or someone.Continue reading “The Climb”

You Positive?

June 11th, 2019 I saw some people today and they reminded me of a simple truth that needs to be repeated. Positive people do not have better lives than negative people do. Bad things happen to them: they fall down, they get set back and they get hurt. They have sad days and mad daysContinue reading “You Positive?”