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September 27, 2019

We’re Gonna Riot

Accidental nostalgia, too many drunk people, and washing off the dust of Douglas Park: here’s some quick thoughts about Riot Fest 2019, the late 90s Sioux Falls music scene, and a mixtape that’s only partially connected to both.

July 21, 2019

Music Discovery Via Warriors MAP

The germination of musical taste, how we feel about our parents’ music, and the give and take of building a co-operative playlist with a nearly twelve-year-old girl.

June 21, 2019

A Story About Some Dinosaur Bones

Sue the T. rex died alone of starvation, and that’s just one of the many reasons I almost cried when I went to the Field Museum this week.

May 17, 2019

Let People Enjoy Things

There are few things louder than someone trying to convince the world they don’t like something. Just let people enjoy things, y’all.

April 15, 2019

As the Gargoyles Look On

As I write this, Notre-Dame de Paris burns, despite the vigilant watch of its gargoyles, and I wonder if it has the energy to rise again from the rubble.

March 17, 2019

Never Really Prepared

Nine years ago we flood-proofed our home, and last week the water came in anyway. We’re never really as prepared as we think we are.

February 8, 2019

One Year of Self Care Through Mixtaping

A therapy session in the form of sixteen songs as the writer (creator?) takes the reader (listener?) back to a time when he was selfish, withdrawn, and completely unaware of either.

January 11, 2019

So, What Were The 90s Like, Dad?

A surprise from the pop charts, an assignment from a former substitute teacher, some Brit pop band I’ve never heard of: nothing’s really for sure when we talk music with a middle schooler.

December 10, 2018

Bah Humbug, Now That’s Too Strong!

‘Cause it’s my favorite holiday. Or so the song says, because really it’s a conflicted time filled with happiness, frantic wandering, anxiety and sadness, ALL OF WHICH are perfectly okay to put in a Christmas playlist.