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Watercolor Wednesday – Jelly Bears

Watercolor Wednesday – Jelly Bears

Watercolor Wednesday – Jelly Bears Original watercolor for sale – $43  including shipping. click link for store. Sarah lay with her legs dangling over the gunwale, toes just below the surface of a calm summer sea. The water was the deepest blue she’d ever imagined, and the sun was so hot she felt like she might be toffee-colored by […]

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Watercolor Wednesday – Spider Gentleman

Watercolor Wednesday – Spider Gentleman

Watercolor Wednesday – Spider Gentleman Last year, David Petersen, of Mouse Guard fame, had a series called Watercolor Wednesday, where he’d post one original watercolor a week for sale. I felt like I needed one more thing to do, so I decided to start a year-long series myself. 52 original watercolors on 52 Wednesdays. This […]

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Whiskey – Ukulele in the park

Whiskey – Ukulele in the park

I’ll be performing this and about a half hour of other good stuff with Mariama Torruella, in a duo version of our vocal group, Stripped, this Saturday, the 21st, at 1:30pm outside of Roosevelt University on Michigan Ave. as part of Make Music Chicago. Should be a fun time. It’ll be the first time Madi […]

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“I Don’t WUV You!”

“I Don’t WUV You!”

There’s nothing like waking up three times in the night, and tucking in your kid because she’s sick and rolling out of her bed, only to have her turn on you in the morning with that choice line. “I don’t WUV you, Tato!” My daughter always takes it back after she’s calmed down, and/or bribed with […]

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#LetThemBe

#LetThemBe

Obviously, we all want our messages to travel far and wide. Milo Decides To Be is my message. Problem is, how do you spread a message without more messages? Need to make some messages to spread the message, so that people will want to read the message to their kids, thus ensuring the extension of […]

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Published!

Published!

They say that books are like babies. This particular baby had a gestation period of several years. I wrote the book in 2008, and then proceeded to get married, buy a house, have a (real) baby, and only then did I take the time afforded me by my paternity leave and a couple hours a […]

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More Ninja, Less Cookie Monster

More Ninja, Less Cookie Monster

  On the bus this morning, something occurred to me. I just set my lunch down next to me. If I close my eyes and someone steals it, I can just forget this for today and go buy a sandwich. I knew I was addicted before, but the fact of that rather pitiful fantasy made […]

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Coming Out as an LGBT Ally

Coming Out as an LGBT Ally

Junior high is the worst.  If you can, I suggest calling in sick for 7th and 8th grade. If you’re already past it, then you know what I’m talking about, and if you’re not there yet, I suggest you stock up on anti-perspirant and emotional armor. You’re going to need both. (Yes, that was a […]

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Sad, Strange Little Man

Sad, Strange Little Man

Lately it seems like there’s always at least one bit of misogyny that’s causing rage in my datastream. The last few days I’ve seen the same article from some anonymous hack (because who would use their real name on this type of thing unless it starts with an L, and ends with -imbaugh?) who has […]

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Balancing Act – Bilal Dardai

Balancing Act – Bilal Dardai

  This week on Balancing Act, I’ll be talking with Bilal Dardai about his current production, The Sovereign Statement, as well as discussing the ninja-like skills it takes to be a freelancer, playwright, actor, and the father of a toddler. We’ll finish the night with a reading of some of Bilal’s short fiction, with me providing a […]

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