Resolution 101: Blessings in Disguise

Let me be clear: I’m not qualified to give advice on the keeping of New Year’s resolutions, in large part because I haven’t made any in years. Instead, I let my brain roam free at the end of each December, stri...

Queer Enough

This month, I agreed to write an editorial about the individual and collective ways in which we can better support queer teens as they engage the process of embracing their identities. Growing up outside the he...

Minnesota Musing

… on such an autumn’s day. *** Every autumn, when the leaves offer their first suggestion of their turn toward death, when the morning air alludes to the coming winter, I always remember my escape...

Java Cats Cafe: Fulfilling Dreams Deferred

As a child, I was obsessed with cats. One of my earliest memories involves me and my sister crawling around on our kitchen floor and meowing at my mother’s ankles. When I was 7, my evangelical Christian upbring...

Drag King For A Night

I walked into my local Goodwill with an open mind, and at the end, I emerged as Tank, an unshaven, blue-collar mechanic with a backwoods lineage and an insatiable thirst for domestic beer.