One Big Thing I’m Doing To Help You

I’m writing a book right now. It’s not something I ever expected to do. Not a whole freaking book. Oh, I’ve always loved writing. I spent many of my younger years writing my brains out. Short stories and poetry. I’ve been published a few times in small anthologies. But a whole book is another thing …

One Easy Cure For Browser Brain

You know that joke about your mind being a browser with 12 tabs open? Three of them are porn, two have videos going and where the hell is that music coming from? That’s me all the time. Ok, maybe not so much the porn, but the rest? Yes. I’m constantly multi-tasking or flitting from task …

Why The Stories We Tell Matter

I was thinking about stories over the weekend. After all my art is powered by stories. We tell stories about ourselves, both as individuals and as a culture. For example, I tell the story that I’m an artist. A painter. And I paint boldly. I also tell the story that I had a hard upbringing. …

I Put The aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! In Awkward

I’ve been making videos starring me lately. I shared my first, most awkward one already. That one took me a few hours to record and edit. Nothing is harder than talking to an empty room with no script and feeling very self-conscious. And by very, I mean COMPLETELY. You see, I’ve been separating the artist …

Failing Forward One Emotional Step At A Time

My FedEx delivery guy wrote a novel. It’s amazing what people do on the side that you’d never expect. He’s a really nice guy. We got to talking one day and he was so proud of his achievement. It’s actually a really good novel too. Aimed at young adults and takes place in Ottawa. And …

One Thing I Learned From Parks And Rec

I was listening to some Parks and Recreation songs recently. Looking for something fun to add to my playlist and came across the gem of a song “Catch Your Dream (And Shackle It To Your Heart).” For those who don’t know, Parks and Rec was a comedy/ mockumentary that ran for 7 seasons. I found it …