Stupid Questions

September 2nd, 2022 “So I was looking at the long term / Three quarters and I quit school / Now I break hearts as a learning tool.” – The Next Step, “Honesty & Happiness” As that lyric accurately describes, I did not go to college for long. Even calling it “college” doesn’t feel right. ButContinue reading “Stupid Questions”

Happy Brushfourth of July

July 4th, 2022 “Brushfire exists to reveal and respect the truths of the universe, and to protect and provide for all of its inhabitants.” I had to find a new way to celebrate the 4th of July, y’all. For most of the people I know, freedom — religious, personal or otherwise — does not existContinue reading “Happy Brushfourth of July”

Cold World Goes Round

June 21st, 2022 Better than any kind of formal review, people are starting to tell me how they feel, and the thoughts they’ve been thinking, since reading Cold World, and the conversation so far has been outstanding. Thank you so much to those of you who have visited Earth two hundred years from now, enjoyedContinue reading “Cold World Goes Round”

Cold World is Here

June 2nd, 2022 Today is the day. I hope you’ll join me in giving a warm welcome to my eighth book, and my first full-length novel, Cold World. It is now officially for sale on Amazon as an ebook, paperback, and hardcover, and as a signed paperback on dennisvogen.com. I want to tell you everythingContinue reading “Cold World is Here”

Sunny Days of Rain

May 20th, 2022 Yesterday I went outside to pick up dinner. I could see the bright sun shining through the window before I left, so it was strange when I walked through the door and found that it was raining. For all the weather we get here, it felt like the most emotionally relatable. AllContinue reading “Sunny Days of Rain”

The Outsiders

March 7th, 2022 People who belong uphold the status quo, both because it benefits them and because they can’t imagine any other way; the outsiders are the ones who push us ever forward. I often find the universe giving me simultaneous, overlapping examples of something I need to learn or remember, because I am aContinue reading “The Outsiders”

Not a Trace Of Doubt In My Mind

December 22nd, 2021 I can’t stop thinking about one relevant difference between faith and science. I try to be as respectful as possible to those who are religious, because I hope for that same respect in return, and I have seen the good that believing in someone or something can create. That being said, thereContinue reading “Not a Trace Of Doubt In My Mind”

Boldly Do Both

December 20th, 2021 This will not be my most popular post or opinion (though when have I ever cared about being popular, I’m kidding, please everybody love me), but I’ve been reading Stephen Hawking’s work lately, including his last book, Brief Answers to the Big Questions, and I believe, like he does, in one controversialContinue reading “Boldly Do Both”

Particles R Rad

December 2nd, 2021 Particles are amazing. The particles that make up you are the same particles that make up dogs and forks and books and cars and trees. I think humans prefer labeled boxes (which are also made up of the same particles) so we don’t think about that much. If you want, you canContinue reading “Particles R Rad”

I’m Hungry But I’m Not Hungry

November 5th, 2021 An exploration of addiction through my personal experience, evolutionary theories, and Galactus & the Silver Surfer.   “I’m hungry but I’m not hungry.” Before everything, it was a feeling. By now, I’ve heard countless people say this phrase or a variation of it. Before that, I used to think it repeatedly, sayContinue reading “I’m Hungry But I’m Not Hungry”