Purple Rain

April 21st, 2020 Four years ago, something sad happened. Something crazy happened. Something amazing happened. Four years ago, Prince passed away. I miss that dude. Especially as I remember today. His fearless and peerless innovation. His boundless talent. His pancake-making skills (which I never had the pleasure of eating but I have HEARD, man). FourContinue reading “Purple Rain”

A Nut is a Circle

April 2nd, 2020 I’m always saying it: the universe is too strange and too perfect to be random. I just had to go on a grocery store run, and there at Target, I ran into Eric. You would be easily excused if you don’t know who Eric is. But if you do know, you wouldContinue reading “A Nut is a Circle”

&

March 24th, 2020 The word “duly” means importantly. And I think it’s important that we remember or realize that people are made up of “and”s. Not blacks and whites and “or”s, but a spectrum of color, and the grays that exist between them. I spent a lot of time thinking about this post. I wantContinue reading “&”

Look

March 10th, 2020 When you’re gripped by a dark thing, common wisdom dictates that you should take a look in the mirror. Stare into the eyes of who you are and what you’ve become to reach an mutual understanding. For me, the recognition and clarity never came through a mirror. It comes through photographs. PicturesContinue reading “Look”

Don’t Make Me Sing

February 17th, 2020 Every time I see a show, I’m reminded that I used to make music, and that I miss it sometimes. If you don’t know, I started making music as The Next Step back in 2003. I started with EPs and sporadic song releases, until I released my first full-length, “Something Old, SomethingContinue reading “Don’t Make Me Sing”

Care Bears

February 10th, 2020 There are those who care more about sharing their opinions than they care about the people who read them. I know this isn’t a revelation, but it is for me. My heart has been broken by people as of late (see: my post last week about removing unkind folks from my internetContinue reading “Care Bears”

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”