Monthly Archives: August 2016

ash spreading confessions

confession: my brother and i haven’t spent much time together in the past decade. he moved to california, broke up with the girlfriend i adored most throughout his girlfriend history, started dating and then proceeded to marry a rich north … Continue reading

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heart space reserved

my dad died ten days ago. i’ve been waiting for dad to die since i was five years old; waiting, hoping, same-same in this case. the news of dad’s death arrived via text message from my brother while i was sitting at a cousin’s dinner table in minnesota surrounded … Continue reading

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found treasures

i claim a fierce commitment to recycling and repurposing useful items tossed by my neighbors. others might refer to the front-end of my recycling strategy as dumpster diving but i rarely jump into a dumpster (despite photographic evidence to the … Continue reading

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from a mountaintop

i stood on top of the lookout structure, seven stories high, and let the clouds pass through me. i’m not usually afraid of heights but this ladder and platform held together with steel girders and bolts set on a mountaintop … Continue reading

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confessions of tossed photographs

confession: i’ve thrown out a thousand photos in the past 24 hours from the 1998-2004 (pre-digital) era. most of the tossed photos include people whose names i can’t remember. i kept the photo of the girl whose name i can’t … Continue reading

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