Current Project:


I wrote the book to a new musical with Composer Gary Gimmestad.
18-year-old Kale has just left the nest. Facing the typical challenges of work, dating, and furniture, he meets Buddy, a mysterious older neighbor, who marvels at how the world has changed for young gay men. As their platonic friendship grows, strange coincidences pile up, and Kale begins to dig into his own family’s past. Can Kale find the piece that’s been missing from his family before it’s too late?  more…



When You’re Smiling

It was a beautiful Saturday in June. As my Father drove his Cadillac on Dundee Road, I gazed out at the sun shining on the passing trees making them a rich green that reflected on the windows. I had come down from Minneapolis for Memorial Day weekend. In the car, my Mom sat in the […]

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Big Head

When I was in Fifth Grade, I was coming out of the bathroom one day and a fourth grader, Todd McWilliams, looked up at me and said… “Hey Big Head!” Big Head? I have a big head? Like physically? Or, a big head because I’m overconfident? I never told anyone what happened because why would […]

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From Robbie to Bob to Rob

All the guys in sixth grade did it. Each and every Bobbie and Robbie did it. They all became Bob. Robbie, I was told by some of the other boys was a girls name. “Cool! I’m gonna be, Bob Dorn. I don’t have to have a girls name anymore. It was exciting, it was a […]

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