I’m sorry I can’t be… PERFECT.

April 25th, 2022 It turns out I’m not perfect. It’s my birthday week, so this is usually the time of year I remind people that if they want to send a free gift, leaving a review (or six, I have a lot of books) on a site like Amazon is a big deal to me.Continue reading “I’m sorry I can’t be… PERFECT.”

Pathways To Bliss

February 22nd, 2022 A cliché usually becomes a cliché for a reason, and that reason is usually because it’s true. Besides watching his interviews and studying the examples of The Hero with a Thousand Faces, I hadn’t dug too deep into Joseph Campbell’s catalog. Campbell was what everyone read. Lucas used Campbell to create StarContinue reading “Pathways To Bliss”

Don’t You Forget About Me

January 31st, 2022 Nobody likes to think about it, but at least once a day, someone criticizes you. For every book you adore, film you love, television show you’re obsessed with, work of art that inspires you, there are people out there who will tell you why it is bad. Cynicism, though, is a fad.Continue reading “Don’t You Forget About Me”

What if God was (not) one of us?

January 23rd, 2022 I wrote a little last week about this book, “God Is Not One,” by Stephen Prothero, and now that I’m finished I could not recommend it more. Learning about all the things the world believes in makes you believe in the world more. The book is both expansive and intimate, covering theContinue reading “What if God was (not) one of us?”

The Power of Positivity, Or I Just Watched The First Season of Ted Lasso And I Have A Lot Feelings To Share With You That I Hope You’ll Read

September 5th, 2021 “It’s the hope that kills you.” It’s a sentiment shared by every Minnesota sports fan and an ironic motto in the show Ted Lasso. Oh, you haven’t seen Ted Lasso? Let me join the mob of fans telling you to watch it now. It’s a show about two kinds of football, sure,Continue reading “The Power of Positivity, Or I Just Watched The First Season of Ted Lasso And I Have A Lot Feelings To Share With You That I Hope You’ll Read”

Book Review: Until The End Of Time

July 5th, 2021 I’m obsessed with Brian Greene (but don’t tell him, play it cool). He’s a physicist who writes and talks about science in the best way: for everyone. He’s been on my radar for years, but I’ve only really been getting into his work over the past few. And not just his own,Continue reading “Book Review: Until The End Of Time”

Push Comes To Shove

June 28th, 2021 My seventh book, Push, is locked and has been submitted for publication. (It’s not available for pre-order… yet.) As a creative person, sometimes you plan a multi-year project that, more or less, comes out exactly how you envisioned it (see: The Weirdos: Volume I, Them/Us). But, sometimes, a story comes along andContinue reading “Push Comes To Shove”

Fifty First Rates

June 15th, 2021 There’s this magic number we think about often as self-published writers: 50. That’s the number of reviews to takes on Amazon to get their attention. It is both a small number and (as someone who’s largest set of reviews is 7 for a book that’s almost 8 years old) an impossibly greatContinue reading “Fifty First Rates”

Netflix Review: Sweet Tooth

June 6th, 2021 I just finished the first season of Sweet Tooth (now on Netflix). I am one of those nerds who has read the book; in this case, I own every graphic novel that collects the comic book series that Sweet Tooth was adapted from (and am a massive Jeff Lemire fan, the writer/artistContinue reading “Netflix Review: Sweet Tooth”

It’s Gonna Be May

April 24th, 2021 It’s my birthday in EXACTLY ONE WEEK FROM TODAY, which means that Time is a Solid State comes out EXACTLY ONE WEEK FROM TODAY! If you’re looking to get me an absolutely free gift for my upcoming 21st b-day (shut up, it’s close enough), I have an idea: please post a reviewContinue reading “It’s Gonna Be May”