Funny Essay – Speaking in Tongues

Funny Essay – Speaking in Tongues

Need a little humor tossed into your day? Let me entertain you! My short essay, “Speaking in Tongues” is up at Crack the Spine, issue 116. Adapted from my memoir and layered in dark humor, this slice-of-life from a kid’s perspective explores fanaticism, women’s issues and mental health. Warning: When I read this aloud at my … Continue reading

A Tribute to Matt Kailey

A Tribute to Matt Kailey

I’m feeling a mixture of things as I write this. I am both heartbroken over the loss of such a great soul and honored to have known Matt Kailey. For those of you who don’t know, Matt was a transsexual man and award-winning author, blogger, activist, and nationally recognized speaker on transgender issues. Our connection … Continue reading

Hate Mail: We’ve Got Your Puppy!

Hate Mail: We’ve Got Your Puppy!

“If everybody loves you, something is wrong.” -Paulo Coelho, author I’ve been getting hate mail lately. My writing exists in various places on the web and in print. Some of the senders don’t bother to mention which essay, interview, or short story pissed them off. Others are kind enough to inform me that they read such-and-such … Continue reading

Interview with Cara Anna: Talking about Suicide

Interview with Cara Anna: Talking about Suicide

Each year approximately 30,000 people in the U.S. die by suicide. An estimated 800,00 per year attempt suicide. Due to the stigma, you almost never hear from attempt survivors. My theory is that if we heard more from attempt survivors there would be fewer attempts. Thankfully, this is beginning to change because of people like … Continue reading

Why It’s Good When Things Go Wrong

Why It’s Good When Things Go Wrong

  I recently heard a famous motivational speaker talk about visualizing your day going exactly as you want it to, having all the feelings you want yourself to have and even finding the right parking space. My reaction? Totally stunned. Was this guy kidding? That life should boil down to finding the right parking space … Continue reading

Adversity + Creation = Change

Adversity + Creation = Change

If you’re reading this, Congratulations. You have survived the 2012 Apocalypse. I’ve lived through at least five and expect I’ll see a few more in the years to come. Now that we’re done with obsessing over Destruction, perhaps we can focus on… Creation. As we close out 2012 (with all its tragedies and triumphs), I’d … Continue reading