Advocacy, Music, Writing

86k: what’s next?

I am currently at 86k words and nearing completion of the first draft of the sci-fi fantasy book I have been working on for the last year. My deadline is sometime in the first week of June. I’ll take a little time off before the rewrite process. What am I going to do before the… Continue reading 86k: what’s next?

Colorful sunset, snowy ground, apartment & office building in distance
Accessibility (#A11y), Advocacy, Music, Political, Writing

It’s Time to Begin, isn’t it?

Welcome and do I have a big valley of news for you, starting with the legislation to make apartments more accessible in Minnesota. I will be testifying on Tuesday at a MN House hearing for this crucial piece of legislation (HF 2695 and SF 2603) that is also supported by the Arc Minnesota and the… Continue reading It’s Time to Begin, isn’t it?

Justin wearing mask, sitting in wheelchair, looking at bookshelves in bookstore
Accessibility (#A11y), Music, travel

Austin Trip: Music, Fun & Accessibility

Some of the things I like to do when travelling or any time is to listen to live music, explore, and learn a bit about where I’m traveling. My parents and I flew to Austin, Texas, in mid-November. All in all, it was a cool trip.

First Avenue crowd on main floor
Accessibility (#A11y), Music, Writing

What have I been up to?

Let’s get you caught up with everything in my life (that I choose to share with you) “Draw a hardline” I went to a Julien Baker concert at First Avenue if you saw the pictures on Twitter and Facebook. Everything worked smoothly as far as showing our vaccine photos on our phone to online tickets… Continue reading What have I been up to?

MN sculpture letters overlooking CHS baseball field, sunset, St. Paul skyline
Accessibility (#A11y), Music, Sports

Accessibility Report for Family Visit Week

As I mentioned in Monday's post, I was out more last week when we had out-of-town family visiting, than in the past months. Here are some of the places I visited in the Twin Cities with their respective accessibility reports. Enjoy! Walker Art Center Hillside Jazz (Present Tense): Joel Ross Good Vibes Amazing! The Walker… Continue reading Accessibility Report for Family Visit Week

Dad smiling, holding 9-year old laughing Justin and his laughing younger brother on a hammock
Accessibility (#A11y), Music

What’s new with my life?

Here’s an update on stuff I am doing. Austin Yes, I am going to Austin, Texas, this fall just for a fun vacation. This is a test to see how flying works since the last time I flew was years ago. It will be my first trip out of state since going to Toronto. Fun… Continue reading What’s new with my life?

First Avenue crowd on main floor
Music, Writing

What the hell am I doing this year?

I don’t make new year’s resolutions. Instead of resolutions, I try to have a reasonable set of goals that are doable. So, here they are: Drafting an adult mystery: I am currently writing this murder mystery mainly from the perspective of a girl that has chronic pain and a third-person perspective of a serial killer.… Continue reading What the hell am I doing this year?

Justin, mom, dad with the Interrupters band
Music

Got a haircut

I would like to congratulate Liverpool for winning the Premier League and its first time in thirty years. It’s been great to be able to watch some Premier League Football this past couple weeks! Got my haircut After four months of not getting my hair cut, I got a haircut for the first time since… Continue reading Got a haircut