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Seeing as increasing empathy in the world is basically the entire foundational reason I started my show and continue with it three years later, you can imagine my surprise and disappointment upon scrolling through LinkedIn (which, I know, what?), and [...]

March 29, 2017 Blog, Rants

Ditch Digging

Although I haven’t done it in a while, one of my favorite things to do was to speak to students about how I applied my degree after college. When you earn a degree in a liberal arts discipline, this is [...]

March 28, 2017 Blog, Career


I’m starting to wonder if anyone ever truly and fully grows up. I don’t know if adulthood ever completely takes in anyone because some of the neural pathways you set seem so irrevocable that you never change. Or perhaps it’s [...]

March 27, 2017 Blog, Inside My Head, Music
Jon of All Trades pays tribute to Rooster & Moon, closing on September 30, 2016.

Rooster & Moon

It’s September 22 as I type this at the bar of Rooster & Moon Coffee Pub. Eight days from now, Rooster & Moon will close its doors and say goodbye to the community. I’ve written and podcasted about my love [...]

September 22, 2016 Blog, Tribute
Vote for Jon of All Trades for Best Denver Podcast in Westword's Best of Denver 2016 Readers' Choice Awards

Vote for Jon of All Trades in the Westword’s Best of Denver Readers’ Choice Awards

Dear Jon of All Trades Listener, Well, holy shit! The Jon of All Trades Podcast is a finalist in the Westword’s Best of Denver 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards, and it’s because of you. Thank you to everyone who took a [...]

March 10, 2016 Blog, News
Jon of All Trades ranks the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Characters

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Characters, Ranked

It’s a cliché at this point to describe your noble parental intentions not to allow your child to watch television and succeed where the millions of parents before you failed, only to succumb to the relentless unhappiness and subsequent shrill [...]

February 26, 2016 Blog, Film and Television, Parenthood


It’s hard to classify winning the Super Bowl as an underrated experience with a straight face. It’s only the largest secular holiday in America, one of the last universally shared annual experiences we have as a culture, and is largely [...]

February 8, 2016 Blog, Sports

Trolling the Troll

The two-week layoff between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl is a cosmic wasteland of NFL news, which leaves the drones and shills who cover the NFL precious little to discuss. As a general practice, I avoid most [...]

February 5, 2016 Blog, Rants, Sports


I’ll admit to not understanding the Taylor Swift thing in the least until very recently. Until that “Shake It Off” song stormed everyone’s consciousness earlier this year, I couldn’t even name you a single Taylor Swift song. In fact, outside [...]

September 22, 2015 Blog, Inside My Head, Music

Mike Gaughan

I was 26 years old, brand new to the account, and still pretty green when it came to working for a PR agency. I attended a meeting of the various consultants under the employ of the client not really knowing [...]

August 27, 2015 Blog, Tribute