details about my next cabaret show, “Stuck In My Head,” coming soon!


“I’m Falling Apart!” is an eclectic cabaret show with a sarcastic take on getting older, and finding the mirth in mortality. It’s a show for anybody who has ever felt like they were breaking down or going crazy!

From “The Music Man” to “Avenue Q,” from ‘Moon River’  to ‘Moondance, and from Patsy Cline to Gnarls Barkley, it’s a show about making choices and taking chances, and about how music just might be the best therapy.

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I have finished the new versions of both of my books. Just click on one of the cover images below to grab a copy!





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Upon Further Review

I’ll always remember the first review I ever got for a stand-up comedy show. Sometime in the late eighties, when I had just started to land paying gigs, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune  reviewed a show that featured me and several other ‘up and coming’ comics. The reviewer, apparently having exhausted all of the show business metaphors then in use, and at a loss for a way to describe my act in comedy terms, instead went for a more visceral approach, describing my part of the show as being like:

…taking a cold bath with someone you dislike.

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Blame It On Rio

Once every four years, we watch over-the-top displays of jingoism, flag-waving, and fear. For two weeks, we get beginning-to-end coverage of celebrities, big crowds and boisterous cheering, with accusations of corruption and cheating thrown into the mix. It’s a special time when the average American sits up and takes notice of things he only cares about once every four years.

I intended to use the paragraph above for a piece about the political conventions, but then I got lazy, then I got distracted, and, well, the conventions were over and I never wrote the piece. The cool thing is, I can use the same paragraph for this piece, about the Olympics. Continue reading

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Fair Enough

I don’t get out of the house much. Most of the time, I convince myself it’s by design, and most of the time, I’m kidding myself. It’s certainly easier to tell myself that I’m making a choice to stay home and write all day, or research markets for my writing, or continue binge-watching ‘Gilmore Girls.’ Continue reading