Do You Believe In Magic?

September 17th, 2019 People are fucking magic. It feels weird to feel compelled to make a post about this, but it so often seems like we live in a world where all we do is complain about each other. Our friends, our families, our co-workers, people we’ve never even met. If you talk to someoneContinue reading “Do You Believe In Magic?”


September 11th, 2019 Keep going until the miracle happens. I hear this or minor variations of this all the time with the company I keep. It’s an abstract thing; a mysterious phrase that makes me want it every time I hear it. It basically means: don’t quit. Not if what you’re doing matters. Even ifContinue reading “Miracle”


September 6th, 2019 Some people need no introduction. Some people beg to be reintroduced. So whether you’ve never even heard of me or you feel like you know me intimately, this is my #fridayintroductions — and maybe we’ll all learn something new today. My name is Dennis. I’m the guy in this photo. Not theContinue reading “Reintroduction”

Know Your Potential

July 29th, 2019 I think a lot of people undervalue their potential to change people’s lives, especially at their jobs. I’ll make this one short & sweet. I got my last table tonight less than an hour before close. If you’ve ever worked a job with posted hours, you know that this is less thanContinue reading “Know Your Potential”

The Secret Of Change

May 13th, 2019 I’m about to tell you a secret of the universe. It’s one of the big ones, and I’m not going to keep it quiet anymore. I’m about to share with you the secret of change. I know what you’re thinking: “Whoa, Dennis. You can’t do that. If you just go and tellContinue reading “The Secret Of Change”

Mister Sandman

April 14th, 2019 I just finished reading all ten volumes of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman. This will be a long post, so I’ll see two, maybe three of you down there at the end. Rarely in your life do you experience a work of art in which you are changed and you can never goContinue reading “Mister Sandman”

Comic Books Saved My Life

February 26th, 2019 Confession: comic books saved my life. Not in a hyperbolic, overly dramatic way, mind you. It’s just whenever I’ve felt lost and lacking direction, I have always been able to find what I need in the pages of a comic. Like any other human on this planet, I’ve been through stuff. AndContinue reading “Comic Books Saved My Life”

Introduction 2019

January 15th, 2019 Hi. This is about me. I’m the guy in this photo. Not the Joker. The guy behind him working on a dream. I was born in the 80’s and am a lifelong comics and pop culture fan. I’ve expressed myself artistically in a lot of different ways over the years — IContinue reading “Introduction 2019”

One Year

December 9th, 2018 One year. This is going to sound stupid, but at first I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to feel again. When I finally started living in my own body full-time again, getting to know rooms and hallways I’d always seen but mostly avoided, I felt a numbness, a void. LikeContinue reading “One Year”

Find Your Shovel

November 29th, 2018 Believe in yourself. When I arrived at work this morning, all the hubbub and hullabaloo was about the missing shovel. No one could find it. I offered my help. “EVERYONE already tried looking for it.” “Don’t even bother. We all looked. You’ll never find it.” “I thought I could find it, too.Continue reading “Find Your Shovel”