Our Lady of Perpetual Depression

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A nightmare raving

I have a ton of announcements to make, blah blah blah… bookplates are late but are being mailed (sorry! thank you for being patient), we’re going to LA next weekend and possibly going to San Francisco in June. I will give you all those details….

May 15, 2019

Lots to talk about, huddle up, team!

SO MUCH TO GET DONE HOLY GOD I LEAVE FOR MY BOOK TOUR IN ONE WEEK… LET ME INTERRUPT THIS FREAKOUT WITH WHAT IS KIND OF URGENT: I am adding an extra city to my book tour, and I’m giving you guys the opportunity to…

April 15, 2019

Eat, sleep, read, and then take a detour through Ontario

FIRST AND FOREMOST HEAR YE, HEAR YE: I’m debuting my new book at the The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City on April 27th and hosting a Q&A with the lead anesthesiologist of my treatment, Dr. Scott Tadler. Also! My mom will be there…

April 8, 2019

And so the madness begins (did it ever have a specific beginning?)

Friday I was on a conference call when someone asked me about my availability on a certain date and when I looked around I couldn’t find my phone. I was sitting in front of my laptop but I have a far easier time visualizing whole…

March 25, 2019

Anglo-Saxon Jesus starring Jared Leto

Last week in the newsletter for my upcoming book I announced the official tour dates and events associated with it including one here in SLC that will feature the doctor who served as the lead anesthesiologist on my treatment. He will join me for a…

March 12, 2019

I am no longer afraid of the hornet’s nest

On Sunday night Leta started coming down with whatever bug is ravaging everyone else on earth apparently and then I walked into Marlo’s room this morning only to feel the heat pulsating from her forehead and singeing the skin off of my body and I…

March 5, 2019

In celebration of a milestone age

18 years ago on February 27th, 2001, I wrote the first entry on this website, hand-coded the HTML surrounding those words, and sent it to a server in Illinois via FTP. 18 years. In Mississippi my website is old enough to drink a beer in…

February 28, 2019

A special delivery for a very recent convert, amen

Let me first start by saying (probably to the chagrin of my general practitioner who doesn’t know about this just yet unless she’s reading this HI, SHANA! Oh, wait. Tangent in the first paragraph within parentheses am I delivering today or what: A few years…

February 21, 2019

A custom portrait for a cowboy

Some of you may have seen this photo that I posted on Instagram a few weeks ago. Oh, wait. That was a few weeks ago. A few weeks? HELLO. HI. BONJOUR. The last six weeks of my life have consisted of nothing more than making…

February 19, 2019

It’s the crap, crappiest time! To breathe air!

Whenever I fill out medical paperwork that asks about my immediate family’s history with disease I have to mark an X in the box next to HEART DISEASE and TYPE 2 DIABETES and HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE and HIGH CHOLESTEROL and DENIES CLIMATE CHANGE. I’ve never…

December 20, 2018

What I wish I had known

This post is in partnership with LightStream® …… Last week on the drive to the orthodontist Leta asked me if she could open a savings account. I know. Not your typical topic of conversation to have with a 14-year-old kid, and if I had it…

December 11, 2018