Letting go of something is necessitated by your fragility. You can not control an outcome. You are not in charge of your destiny. You are not in charge of your reactions. But you are in charge of your choices. Letting go is necessitated by too much past guiding the optimistic outline for a future. Letting […]
Comedian Dustin Meadows’ show Struck a Nerve is so good. It’s once a month. You’re missing out by not being there. Cowabunga-up dude. Don’t be a party pooper! Imagine April O’Neil was real. And she died today. This is such a weird coincidence that it’s the same day as this event, but April O’Neil passed […]
This year I’ve kind of fallen into performing my writing. Sharing my work that way is not really a goal of mine — in fact, it’s quite terrifying — but everything I have been involved with has been so much fun. I love this town because opportunities to perform my writing live are even accessible! Anyway, […]
I’ve always thought of readers — talented readers, people who can sit down for five hours and read one book — as unappreciatively skilled. That kind of attention requires impressive meditation on words, even if the story is entertaining enough to consume you. I am not one of those readers. I’m a bouncer. I usually […]
The threat of a storm sends tremorous chills down the small of my back. More so than the cold water it delivers, fast, past the raised hairs of my neck. How thrilling that I am safe, while the burning violence of lightning and the stampede of the thunderclap are so close. My heart beats as […]
Happy Father’s Day to my Dad! He names all the cows on his dairy farm. Many times, he names the cows’ new female calves something that starts with the same letter as their mother. I always liked that.
If age is just a number, when do we actually become adults? I’d argue that, technically, being a grownup and being an adult are two different things. Being a grownup means you have physically grown up. You are physically not a child anymore. Being an adult is a state of mind. It means you take […]
There’s not a lot of tangible reward to being a journalist. Most of my journalist friends are rebel types with above average work ethic. Even inside writers of the fluffiest fuzzies, not too far down, a First Amendment soldier lurks. It’s rewarding to tell people’s stories, to actively participate in free speech, to have a job writing (Writer’s […]
There is a difference between learning your lesson and having been taught one. Mistakes are narcissistic. They like to look at themselves over and over again. And over again. It’s over again.
The only thing Krista Botjer and Nathan Photos fight about is music. “The fights are not about what we’re doing in music,” Krista says, “they’re about how we’re going to make this happen.” The pair is the electronic duo Damn The Witch Siren and they have settled on a plan for making “it” happen: They’re […]