Four years ago this month I lost the job I found my way into when I first moved to Portland. I was interning at a backpack company and looking to start my own thing. That was only kind of working out, and it was suggested that I take a trip, that I needed to go … Continue reading Adventuring
In two weeks I am heading out on my first freelance assignment, a difficult one that will find me bike touring the Olympic Peninsula and stopping at various breweries along the way. Difficult, I know. My writing has appeared else where and I've even been paid for one of those stories. The problem is they are all … Continue reading Press Pass
Signe and her Mom were watching Dancing with the Stars, so I retired - with my tired legs - to our room. Signe’s laptop in my hand. With my legs up I watched the Greatest Show on Earth which involved stars from a different era and a different continent, and while they are dancing with … Continue reading Measures of Form
I stared at the mostly decayed remains of what appeared to have been a dog for close to two minutes. Though it could have been thirty-seconds, its always hard to tell when one is not only faced with the mortality of all things, but is also lost in thought. The skeleton had, for the most … Continue reading Dead Dog
Bikes, Art, Fun is what the sign said, but to me it read salvation. For the last six or seven miles my wheel had been thumping. I was slowly making my way toward Port Townsend where I hoped to fill up on espresso and pastries. That was until my rear tire failed, and before I … Continue reading Bikes, Art, Fun and Flats.
Jenn and I were driving East on I-90 on a sunny September evening. Large cumulous clouds collect and pile high on the horizon. At the time I am obsessed with mountains, though I’d never been to a range that stacked high like the clouds in front of us. We weren't talking, just listening to whatever … Continue reading Mountains