#25 Small-Town Strip-Tease

I, like many people, have struggled with body image. In grade school I was teased relentlessly for my big teeth and the high water pants I was embarrassingly too tall for. In high school when all my friends were at…

#24 Vanna White Gets a Black Eye

Each time we hop into our newly acquired jalopy, Vanna White, for a regional gig, a feeling of excitement and accomplishment comes over us. She's the proof that we're a working band with a tour van!!! Having a handful…

#23 Unplugging

When I was young, my parents were "back to the landers" meaning: they lived a simple life in a log home they built themselves with trees they hewed and fitted. We didn't have running water so we relied on…

#22 Sailboats and Sparrows

Last week, I detailed my dire time at bible camp and this week, I was brought to tears by a local Christian band... I know, what a paradox! 

Danny Rampage and I have a couple of friends who…

#21 Hail Mary

I can remember the day my mom dropped me off at bible camp. I wasn't religious, but I was so excited to spend a week with my friends, surrounded by nature, singing around a campfire, doing arts & crafts, and…

#20 Vanna White


As some of you may have noticed, Hot Pink Hangover has been playing a fair amount of regional gigs this summer. Up until recently, we had no choice but to either take 3 cars (which is incredibly uneconomical) or…

#19 What's in a name?

The night I was born, my parents were in a head-on car collision that jarred me loose. I came into the world early and agitated.

Those were the days when nobody wore a seat belt and cars didn't…

#18 Writer's Block

My songwriting partner, Davey Hazard has left the country for Scandinavia and without him, I'm having writer's block already. 

Since that fateful jam session roughly 3 years ago, Davey and I have never spent more than a couple of days…

#17 Universal Language

When I would get a crush on someone, I would go to great lengths to be in close geographical proximity to them. I wouldn't stalk them, mind you... I just wanted to be near those I loved. So when I…

#16 Drowning

When I was five, I nearly drowned. We were living in a charming little trailer park, just steps from Lake Superior. A nautical museum now stands at the site where a handful of forgotten folks built their lives, but…

#15 Separation Anxiety

As a young kid, I would get so incredibly homesick, I would rarely leave my house. At school I would hide in the closet and sob while simultaneously working myself up into a legitimate state of physical illness. Even as…

#14 The big day...

I’ve started going to therapy again in an effort to get a handle on my anxiety. 

I go into a state of restless panic if the dishes aren’t put away. Clothing left on the floor will cause me…