I’ve been listening to the soundtrack for Hamilton: An American Musical on repeat for the last three weeks. For those that know me well, this is actually surprising. Although I have a background in the performing arts with a degree in theatre, I’ve never been one to obsess over musicals. I just haven’t. I’ve never […]

Picking Scabs

If you have a Facebook page there’s a good chance you’ve been ambushed by a few posts thanks to the “See Your Memories” app. Some of them are brutal, many of them award you with perspective of how much you’ve changed, and some of them are downright brilliant in the way that something you said […]

Writing about writing: WIP & RIP

In the fall of 2013 I began writing my first book as part of NaNoWriMo. Yes, I say my “first book” because I intend on writing more than one. This can be argued since I still haven’t finished said first book. In any case, it’s a WIP: Work In Progress. This WIP (working title: Juliet’s […]

Happy Rebirthday

Today is my mother’s birthday. It’s a date that will probably always hold significance in my head and for reasons of compassion and humanity she will always own a piece of mental and emotional real estate in my life. Last Thursday I took the stage at the Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso, Indiana along with […]


For the most part, I’ve been somewhat elusive about who I am. That ends this week. Not that it’s some big mystery, though, as this is one of thousands of blogs out there, and I’ve only mildly contributed to it over the last two years. It’s important to me because this is where I can […]


I’m all in, no matter what it is I’m doing. In love, in work, in friendships, family, eating pizza, watching football, everything. I’ll say it again. I’m all in, no matter what it is I’m doing. I am all in…until I’m out at which point I’m all in on my way out. Someone told me […]

C&C Music Factory

I love music. I grew up listening to Motown and plenty of oldies. I learned to sing in my room as a kid, the radio or my cassette deck blaring BoyzIIMen, Usher, or Mariah. As I got older, I branched out, being introduced to Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, and Me First and the […]