New Music: Twin Cities – The Things You Say You Just Went Through

Will Erickson and I have been working for the last six months on refining some old Twin Cities songs and writing some new ones. The culmination of these writing sessions is our new EP “The Things You Say You Just Went Through.” Half of the EP was written with my original collaborator in Twin Cities,Continue reading “New Music: Twin Cities – The Things You Say You Just Went Through”

New Class: Introduction to Human Communication

On the first day of my undergraduate degree at Wichita State University, I walked into a large lecture led by Sandy Sipes to take a general education class in communication, Comm 190: Introduction to Human Communication. I was a Secondary English Education major at the time but switched my major over to communication because IContinue reading “New Class: Introduction to Human Communication”

New Class: Introduction to Public Speaking

I’m teaching every college student’s least favorite class for my first class at Wichita State University. Although I’m fully prepared for my students to hate me since I’m forcing them to speak in front of others, I’m really excited for the opportunity to teach the class. The class is divided into two large units. First,Continue reading “New Class: Introduction to Public Speaking”

New Publication: An Argument Against Pablo Neruda

My poem “An Argument Against Pablo Neruda” was recently published in the Kudzu Literary Magazine. The poem was written while I was reading Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair. Pablo Neruda writes, “Love is so short, forgetting is so long,“ in “Tonight I Can Write the Saddest Lines.” The poem focuses on the mourning ofContinue reading “New Publication: An Argument Against Pablo Neruda”

New Publication: Sunday Nights on AMC

Stepping Stones Magazines is publishing my poem “Sunday Nights on AMC.” It’s about watching Mad Men and Lost. Probably a little more than that, too. Really excited to have my first poem published! Edit – January 2018: Stepping Stones Magazines is no longer active, so I’m reuploading the poem here. Thanks to them for theContinue reading “New Publication: Sunday Nights on AMC”

New Music: Twin Cities – The Past Four Months

Twin Cities released “The Past Four Months,” our first EP in 3 years. This is the first album I’ve recorded that hasn’t been self-engineered and produced. Will and I spent a lot of time working on these songs. I think there are a lot of “We Have The Facts and We’re Voting Yes” era DeathContinue reading “New Music: Twin Cities – The Past Four Months”

Supporting Artists on Spotify

My friend and I just finished recording the new Twin Cities EP, “The Past Four Months.” During that process, Will introduced me to a songwriter named Keaton Henson by showing me a video of Henson performing “Lying To You.” If you haven’t heard the song, it’s a really beautiful song about heartbreak, so it’s totallyContinue reading “Supporting Artists on Spotify”