“In dead fields reach lilies to the sky…” On toxic relationships, supporting each other, and hope that blooms even in the midst of cynicism.
Recognizing a milestone, reflecting on change, letting my history and my gratitude fill me up.
On the slow march of my sister’s cancer, the swirling chaos of uncertainty in the face of change, and the kind of soul-searching that leads to the deepest questions of self, soul, and science.
On reclaiming songs about loves that are over, not letting things mean more than they have to, and paying attention to the way that very hard things make our true colors show in bursts of glory.
IT’S SWEATER WEATHER, YOU GUYS. (A reflection on hugs, a theology of closeness, and the most sort-of-suggestive song I’ve ever written.)
In honor of school starting in August around these parts, here’s my song about my first day of preschool.
A song about an old man and a house and the lingering, swirling passage of time.
The entire book is a personification of that feeling when you think you know someone well and then become aware there was this whole other secret world percolating underneath them all along that you knew nothing of.
I wrote this song in college, after what Wikipedia says is called the “Northeast Blackout of 2003.” Also, atoms.
In 2010 several of my songs were featured in the Emmy-award-winning documentary Baring It All. This clip features photographer David Jay talking about the project and utilizes the song “Spilled.”
Official music video for the Yearbook Committee song “Tall Trees.” Filmed at various tree-y locales around Terre Haute, this video was done by Johnny Hazard.
I thought I had a knowledge of cancer before this book, but now I understand it more, in all of its feverish complexity and horrifying beauty. This book is elegant, extraordinarily insightful, and important.