Pistachios Act II

This play takes place in the summer of 2016. It is the final act of a play that I wrote and co-produced for the Minnesota Fringe Festival of that same year. The story is about two brothers, Marvin and Gary, who are getting together for a family reunion, though one of them has recently found […]

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Finally a Fringe figure

The wait hasn’t been without its frustrations, but it is now over. The Uncommon Loons have officially been invited to be a producer in the 2016 Minnesota Fringe Festival! This isn’t the first time that we’ll have taken a show on the road to Minneapolis. Back in 2014, we joined the Twin Cities 24 Theater […]

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Gettin’ scientific smarter

I’m a substitute teacher, and today I’m in a middle school science class. The only problem, the teacher, who called in early this morning, obviously wasn’t planning on not being here, and therefore there is a not-so-curious lack of lesson plans for me to work with today. Anyone who substitute teaches with any regularity will […]

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What to do on a Sunday morning

One of the simple pleasures, the whiskey in the coffee, of a life after religion is that you find yourself with free time on Sunday mornings. This perk shouldn’t be underestimated; it’s a portion of time that once was under the sole ownership of your congregation as dictated by God himself, where you were ordered to […]

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