Post #1

Hi! Here's my day so far: I woke up at the crack of dawn, by which I mean to say 8:32am. I rolled over and tried to sleep while my daughters were screaming about getting their hair done. At 8:53, Tessa came in and climbed in bed with me. She made me play "alligator"...

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I AM a big deal.

Sometimes people ask me "Josh, what's it like being a Mormon celebrity? Like, seriously, is it hard to be such a big deal?" Gotta admit, it can be hard to be someone who exudes relevance all the time. I'm wearing a tux. I am relevant.  Like, for instance, it's...

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Totally not weird or gay

I'd like to introduce you to my new friend: This is Ben Shafer.  He and I met a few of months ago when we were both performing Rob Gardner's "Lamb of God" (which is incredible, btw) in Tacoma. We hit it off immediately, and he was like "Josh I want to be your...

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This Post is Not About Fathers

Oh! Hi there! Um, this is awkward isn't it? It's been a while. How are you doing? Good? How's your [sore body part of choice] feeling? Better now that you've gotten some rest? And your job? Going well? Sure hope so. Did your son/daughter finish learning how to do that...

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Who’s the freak show? + FFAQ poll UPDATED WITH PHOTO

When I was in college, I played in an orchestra concert, and afterwards a friend of mine in the viola section came up to me and said "My girlfriend was in the audience. She noticed you playing." I was all flattered for a second, and then he broke the news. "She was...

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Dear Anna (Letter #1)

I have no idea when you'll read this. There are some things you need to know about me. Right now I want to tell you about our latest attempt to talk to you about my sexual orientation. I want to record this so that you never feel like we were keeping secrets from you...

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FFAQ attack!

It's already that time again. Time for more questiones (pronounced "queschiones"). But before we get to that I wanted to share these pictures from a birthday party Tessa went to. Our friend Katie hosted a Ninja party for her daughter, Macie, and Tessa was invited. We...

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My response to Well Behaved Mormon Woman

Dear Cora, I'm not sure if your name is actually Cora. I'm just imagining it's Cora, and I want to call you by your imagined first name because I know that you're not just some pixelated words on a computer screen. You are a real person with real feelings. I'm a...

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FFAQ poll + I think I’m back?

Hi!!! So, today is FFAQ (which stands for "Friday's Frequently Asked Question." The fact that I'm doing FFAQ today says a couple of things. First, I am happy to report that I am truly feeling more comfortable in my skin. As you could probably imagine, based on the...

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Tessa’s smile

I'd like to show you a recent picture of Tessa, our three-year-old. I know, let's make this into a guessing game! What is wrong with Tessa's face? a. she is about to sneeze b. this is her new smile c. bell's palsy d. epileptic seizure e. she likes to impersonate...

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The trauma of cyberbullying

Guys, I'm not sure if you've noticed, but I've been struggling as a blogger. I've been erratic in my responses to comments--hyper sensitive and strange. Very defensive. I've also felt afraid to post. I avoid coming here. It fills me with anxiety.  I feel fear...

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