Waterwatereverywhere

January 31st, 2020 I see clouds. A lot of them. I see them literally; people keep telling me the reason January has felt so long is because we haven’t seen the sun. And I see other kinds of clouds, too; a news story on the rise of suicides last night, more and more people inContinue reading “Waterwatereverywhere”

OK

December 24th, 2019 Okay (definition) Exclamation: used to express agreement or acceptance. Adjective: (of a person) in a satisfactory physical or mental state. Once a week, I spend some time with the most caring, compassionate, brilliant, clever and wise people I have ever met. They’ve taught (or re-taught) me almost every good thing I know;Continue reading “OK”

Letting Go

November 19th, 2019 Last week, I was feeling down. One chilly afternoon I was listening to some of my friends speak from the heart, and one of them said something that somehow explained and helped me understand it. He said, “Now when I get up in the morning, I just have to remind myself andContinue reading “Letting Go”

Scaredy Cat

November 16th, 2019 I’m terrified, you guys. If you’ve heard me talk at all about what’s next for me, you know that I’m collecting all the issues of The Weirdos, coloring them and releasing it as a Collector’s Edition graphic novel next year. And I’m petrified to try to really get started. I’ve been puttingContinue reading “Scaredy Cat”

Be Here Now

November 6th, 2019 There will always be people there to remind you of who and what you used to be. Someone who, instead of celebrating your achievements of the moment, will tell you how you would have previously failed. Someone who will mention how you used to act as opposed to how you’re behaving rightContinue reading “Be Here Now”

Save Me

October 21st, 2019 You can’t save everyone. And, some days, it feels like you can’t save anyone. When you make it to the other side of certain hardships or experiences, you find yourself wanting to share how you did it in the hopes that you can help another human. That maybe you can prevent aContinue reading “Save Me”

Open Line

October 10th, 2019 Bad vibes in Minnesota right now. But I see good vibes online right now; post after post about mental health awareness, and the normalization of this kind of discussion is something I am passionately for. In fact: it deeply informs my work today. Here is my pitch for The Weirdos: this isContinue reading “Open Line”

Be Stupid

September 22nd, 2019 This post is just for me. I’m putting it here in case I ever forget and I need to find it. Everyone has their ineffable qualities that make them who they are. Everybody knows somebody who, when you’re asked why you like them, you sigh and say, “I don’t know. There’s justContinue reading “Be Stupid”

Summertime Sadness

September 1st, 2019 Bye, summer. To say you’re my least favorite season isn’t an insult. It’s just that I love the other seasons that much more, and the other seasons, for me, don’t have the inherent sadness that you do. See, as soon as you begin, Summer, I start to think about when you’re goingContinue reading “Summertime Sadness”