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Moments Passing

I used to think the best way to pay homage to a moment was to recreate it. A memory with a friend, a trip with my family, even a song. These days, I think the best way to grant a moment its respect is to simply acknowledge that some feelings, some places, some times can […]

My Gal, Cal

I’ve thought about what I would write in this post for a long time – about three years, to be exact. That was when my grandma, Callie Dady, was moved from her independent cottage to the memory care unit. I felt like that marked the beginning of the end, and it would just be a […]

I Don’t Know If I’m Doing The Right Thing

I’m writing this post two weeks before the projected release date of my second studio EP, “Sun Also Sets.” I’ve been releasing music for over ten years now but for some reason, I feel more nervous than ever about this one. I think it’s a mix of factors: (a) I’ve never invested as much of […]

5 Lessons for 5 Years

This picture was captured exactly five years ago. May 3rd, 2015 was the day that my friends and I graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead. That morning, we tried to hastily get as many of our belongings moved out of our 5th Street house as possible for our parents to take home after the ceremony. […]

The Biggest Mistake I Made When Entering The Job Market

It’s 8 PM on a Monday and I’m nestled between rows of bookcases at the Carl B. Library on the campus of Concordia College. I’m 21 years old, and I need to find a job. My professor’s “employers these days want to know everything about you” speech is looming large in my head as I sit on the […]

Sundays at Grandma’s

When I first moved to Fargo, the consistency of a Sunday dinner at grandma’s house was what helped me get through my weeks. Around four o’clock every Sunday, I’d hop in my car and head down University towards Southwood Drive. I remembered the house from my visits as a child which, I’m sad to admit, […]


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