February 25, 2020

I’m an Uncle. My nephew, Patrick, is about to turn a year and a half. Which is strange considering he was literally born yesterday. 

I gotta say, being an uncle is super fun. We live in the same town, and it’s one of my great joys to be able to spend time with him, see...

February 23, 2020

I wouldn’t necessarily call my sister Anneclaire “New Age.”

That being said, she’s definitely not NOT “New Age” either. 

From Zumba to Yoga. From to Ayurveda to Astrology. From the meanings of minerals to the benefits of acupuncture, my sister searches for God not just w...

February 17, 2020

Yesterday I wrote about a young woman I met at the end of my show on Saturday. About the impact our little five minute conversation had on me. 

Today’s post is about another brief encounter. 

It was early 2018, and I was getting an infusion at MUSC. I have received the m...

February 16, 2020

Encounters don’t have to be long to be life changing. 

When I do Stages, I like to go out to the lobby immediately following the performance. Since so many people have experience with what this show is about, and considering they just spent an hour listening to me talk...

February 11, 2020

“Has doing the show been good for you?”

“What do you mean?” 

“Like has it been therapeutic?” 

This was a question posed to me by a reporter on Friday. I was in Iowa City rehearsing Stages with Adam Knight. 

“Ummmm….”

It’s a common question. I get asked it all the time. But...

February 8, 2020

Reading the lovely and sympathetic responses to yesterday’s blog made one thing crystal clear: 

I am a member of Generation X. 

What I mean is that sincerity makes me afraid. Very afraid. 

I keep this blog for several reasons. One, people pay me. And you can pay me too! (...

February 7, 2020

“You tend to downplay your symptoms,” my oncologist said as he wrote me a prescription for Oxycodone. “Like last summer when you were telling me you felt fine while you were coughing all over the place. So if you say you hurt an 8 or a 10, you must really be in pain.” 

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February 6, 2020

Sorry I haven’t posted in a couple of days. I was in Atlanta getting treatment, my back and hips are killing me, and with the Iowa Caucasus and the State of the Union and the fact that The Bachelor has been on two nights this week, it’s been a lot. 

I promised on Monday...

February 3, 2020

“I need you to tone down your politics on Facebook.” That was what my dear sweet mother said to me on Saturday. Not that my mom is pro-censorship, it’s just that 98% of my extended family are Republicans and she can’t stand the thought of them being mad at me. 

The prob...

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