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”

Cold World is Real

May 9th, 2022 Cold World is here. I made a video, duh, but if you prefer, I also transcribed the words for you to read. “Good morning, everybody! I’m Dennis, if you don’t know who I am, now we’re friends. I’m making this video because today I received my shipments of my new book, myContinue reading “Cold World is Real”

It’s a Cold, Cold World

March 18th, 2022 I’ve spent a lot of time talking about the world of Brushfire, and haven’t shared too much about Cold World, besides its title, release date and basic premise. That’s intentional, for sure: Brushfire is a story I’ve been working on for a long time, and it’s visually more fun to share. ColdContinue reading “It’s a Cold, Cold World”

Fantastic Four (years sober)

December 9th, 2021 It’s not my birthday today. But I did begin to exist in the world in a new way. I am four years sober as of right this moment. This will come as no surprise if you know how dramatic I can be, but for a long time I was waiting for theContinue reading “Fantastic Four (years sober)”

it sucks

November 25th, 2021 It sucks, but there is a lot to be thankful for. This is the second round of holidays without my mom, and I am so excited to share that it gets 100% easier and that, after year one, there are no struggles or bad feelings or mornings I wake up crying forContinue reading “it sucks”

FALL TOUR 2021

August 27th, 2021 ANNOUNCEMENT!! I’m going on tour! (Well, whatever it looks like when a writer/artist goes on tour.) This fall, I’ll be doing the trifecta of St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Rochester over five dates. So let’s talk about it! On SEPTEMBER 25th, I’ll be at the State Fair Grandstand for the long-awaited FALLCON XL.Continue reading “FALL TOUR 2021”

Permission to Breathe

February 23rd, 2021 Despite everything, there is something magical about that first inhale of near-spring air after a seemingly infinite span of bitter cold. I’m not a person who believes that suffering makes a human better. I think that I will always struggle to varying degrees from the pain that I’ve been through and theContinue reading “Permission to Breathe”

Subconscious Wormhole

December 3rd, 2020 May 1st, 1985. I’m born. I am my parents’ first child, as far as I know. September 16th, 2020. I get a phone call from my sister. My mom is in the hospital due to extreme stomach pain. Within a few days, we learn she has cancer. We are optimistic and readyContinue reading “Subconscious Wormhole”

Fall, With You I Fall So Fast

September 27th, 2019 My brain is probably backwards, but I’ve always felt like fall is a beginning. I think most people assign spring as the season of something new. But for me, the heat death of summer has always signified endings. The end of friendships. The end of romances. The end of freedom. Because whereContinue reading “Fall, With You I Fall So Fast”

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”