So, it’s Christmas night. The day has passed, the carols have been sung, the hugs goodbye have been given, and the unwrapped presents sit scattered around the floor, their shiny wrappings thrown away. And perhaps we feel unwrapped – exposed, vulnerable, no longer able to hide behind golden angels and decorative bows. Perhaps we are […]Read more "Christmas Night"
There’s this guy at my school. He’s very, very openly gay. And we keep running into each other. In the cafeteria, in the halls, we pass each other and exchange hellos. I wasn’t hesitant to say hello or anything like that. I decided right away that I would be friendly because he’s a person, too, […]Read more "I love him… And at heart, I didn’t want to."
Here’s a half-baked theory about songwriting from a songwriter. It’s kind of a pity, but it seems that the best songs come out of the most depressing times. And when you’re joyful and in love with God or life or a person, the songs feel cheesy. So I was figuring out why that is and […]Read more "Some Songwriting Thoughts"
This is difficult for me to write. Almost nightly, I binge. Hours are wasted as I try to forget and cope the way I find easiest. Indulging in my addiction.Read more "My Alcoholism"
I feel something so right doing the wrong thing. I feel something so wrong doing the right thing… Everything that kills me makes me feel alive. OneRepublic recently released the song “Counting Stars” on their album “Native” – and it became a hit. This energetic song with a gospel rhythm describes the limbo within as […]Read more "I Don’t Think the World is Sold on Just Doing What We’re Told"