Category Archives: Writing

Freestyle blogging

For the past few years, I’ve posted to my blog on the first and third Monday of each month.  This made sense to me. It was in line with that productivity axiom “what gets scheduled gets done.”

But lately hitting those two dates has been more of a challenge than a calling. If I’m on the road, out at sea, or (one time) battling the flu, blogging is a real chore.  So from here on out, I’m going to blog whenever I feel like it!  I’ll write about about people I know (performers and civilians), jokes I’m working on, stuff I think I know, and upcoming shows. And, of course, my lifelong dream of getting a gig in South Dakota.  Maybe there’ll be some videos, too. Freestyle blogging does not require a calendar!

So this is my last first Monday blog post.  (Unless I just happen to have something to share on a totally random first Monday. ) As always, I appreciate your comments on the blog as well as your comments and likes on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



Homework, Clubwork, Brainwork

The important shows are always different. A little money used to be important.  Then big money became  the most important show on my calendar. Then it got to be the big opportunity. These days, the important performances are personal. Like the first time back at a home town comedy club or a speech at myContinue Reading

My resolutions of hope for 2018

I hope to do more things that matter in the long run. I know I’ll see more friends and so hope to solidify those friendships, but hope also to make new friends, too. I hope to listen to more music, and laughter and most of all reason. I hope to write a ton and performContinue Reading

Confessions of a minor league pack rat

I’m heading through my garage in a plan to pack for a move. Crawling through memories of comedy and life, trying to organize such, so that when I look at the boxes again in four months, I have a better clue and a more modern memory as to the “where” and “what” of all that’sContinue Reading

Comedians, watch your step(s)!

Recently someone (Thanks, Stephanie!) asked me if I had any advice for a new (-ish) comic, and like most people I have an opinion on most things. Unlike most people, I have little filter about giving it. Here are the most important things I can think of when it comes to pursuing stand-up comedy: 1. WRITEContinue Reading

Progress is my co-pilot

I’m not sure anyone can do everything right. I know I can’t, or at least I haven’t (so far) And I sure hope it’s not my “can’t do” attitude that keeps me from this perfection. (i.e. the doing of all things right) The important thing (or at least the comforting thing I tell myself) isContinue Reading

Grief is part of life

Fall is usually a darn good time of year for me thanks to celebrating many family and friends’ birthdays. (Oh yeah, including mine!) They’re mostly all “happy” birthdays—until you start adding all those ages together and think: “Wow, that’s a lot of years!” I do realize our only hope as a civilization is that asContinue Reading