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Brightside Biography: I’m a Funeral Director

Brightside Biography: I’m a Funeral Director

Funerals are not fun. That’s obvious, right? What may not be obvious, though, is all of the work that goes into taking care of your sweet grandpa after he’s passed. Not only the work of taking care of sweet grandpa, but really, the work (and […]

What Really Happened In Waco?

What Really Happened In Waco?

I was 17, hanging out in the Moorhead High School library. I VIVIDLY remember looking at the TVs and seeing the chaos evolving in Waco. Thinking back, I knew there was some sort of cult in that building and David Koresh was, like, this satan-type […]

Death By Orange Peel + Other Weird Ways To Die

Death By Orange Peel + Other Weird Ways To Die

I once read an obituary that said that a man died while on an anniversary vacation with his wife. They had taken a trip to Florida and he ended up drowning in the ocean while taking a dip. Isn’t that HORRIBLE? Another one said that […]

Brightside’s Best: 5 True Crime Shows You Need To Watch

Brightside’s Best: 5 True Crime Shows You Need To Watch

  Ready for something funny? There is a show on TV right now called “Deadly Dentists.” Maybe you don’t find it that funny, but I did for a couple of reasons. For one, I’m very easily entertained and number two, is this what it’s come […]

You Are The Brightside: Best of 2017

Happy New Year from The Brightside! I hope this year brought all of you health, happiness and all the Party Pizzas that your heart desired! Just me with the Party Pizzas? Okay, fine. This year was pretty exciting for me, partially because I started this […]

Brightside Booklist: A Father’s Story by Lionel Dahmer

Brightside Booklist: A Father’s Story by Lionel Dahmer

I read this book in just a few hours over two nights. I could’ve finished it in one night, but my eyes were burning (WHERE ARE MY EYE DROPS?) out of my head and I had to put it down. The stories that Lionel told […]

Paris: The City of Baguettes, Striped Shirts and Old Sh*t

Striped shirts, baguettes, and smoking cigarettes. A LOT of cigarettes, in fact. The city where every woman looks like they’re walking on a catwalk. Nary a building from this century. This is what I imagined Paris to be like and it’s exactly what I got. […]

How to be the sweetest mother-daughter family NEVER.

Imagine being trapped in a wheelchair for nearly 20 years and being told not to walk, let alone move your legs. Being coerced to play the part of a leukemia and muscular dystrophy patient. To act as if you are five years behind your peers […]

What’s the brightside?

I’ve been sitting around thinking about what to write in this very first blog post. One of my finest traits is WAY overthinking things, thereby causing me to stall out and NEVER GET ANYWHERE. Since that approach is counterproductive to what I’m trying to do […]