I remember the day I became a social pariah, too different for even my own dad to care.

THE BANKS FAMILY, South Korea, circa 1968: I’m covering my hand in this family portrait, because I accidentally cut my finger with a bobby pin, cried, and got slapped by my parents for embarrassing them in front of the professional photographer. I had to learn to control my emotions early on in life, for other people. Or else. Perfect co-dependent grooming. Photo courtesy of the author.


The Nashville bassist plays nearly everything in his arsenal to get a rise out of you in his electric-pop turn-over with singer Aly Cutter

When bass and vocals come together for one helluva ride, you get Jon von Boehm/Aly Cutter’s first cross-over pop collab. “Hustle” comes out Monday. Be sure to get yours. It’s whiskey for the soul.

“I’ll have you hooked with a single taste. When I’m done, you’ll never walk away. ’Cause you won’t break something you wanna keep. And I’ll make sure this stays in one piece.” — “Bet You Can’t,” introducing Aly Cutter


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I’m dying, son. Can’t you see me? I love you, but it’s too late.

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Bungee time is always a good time for Washington transplants in Idaho limbo


Market on Main, Yellow Brick Cafe, Countryside Market — all fantastic places to browse, bask, and bond in Twin Falls, Idaho


Tell me a story. Give me the punchline. Read me your grocery list. Let me inside a little. I don’t care if you think it’s boring. Just talk to me before I go mad.

Only in Heyburn, ID…


Western Days and BlueRock Farm, kids and Old Fashioned Soda, Pizzeria Antico, churros, and elephant ears…Lord, I love this town


All the world’s a stage, and we are merely lab rats in this grand experiment

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"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;..."


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