Somewhere In Between

  • March 19, 2015 There Will Be Chickens

    It’s November, 2014, and it’s pouring rain in Portland. More than usual. Heather and I are so tired of thinking about moving and houses, we decide to think about something else. No matter where we...

  • January 17, 2015 The tricky business.

    We work so hard, all of us, to define ourselves every day. We’re like our parents, or we’re not. Republicans or Democrats. Gay or straight. People who like Taylor Swift or people with taste. It’...

  • December 16, 2014 Looking Like an Idiot

    I had a friend once who gave me the best advice about travel. She said, “Get comfortable looking like an idiot.”

  • November 30, 2014 You don’t even live here.

    The kid with the buzzcut and the blue uniform says: “You seem upset. Why are you upset?”

  • November 13, 2014 Precariously close to happy.

    I am sitting in a basement rental apartment in Portland’s North East watching snow fall outside. I feel precariously close to happy for the first time in a long time.

  • November 06, 2014 Safe as houses.

    People don’t like talking about money. I understand that. Money runs our lives in a way that nothing else does. When you don’t have it, you hate people who do. When you do have it, you worry about...

  • October 30, 2014 Wait for it.

    The officer thanks me for being cooperative. I consider making a joke about how I was low on gas, so a long chase was out of the question, but I decide to just smile and take the ticket. 55 in a 35. $...

  • October 27, 2014 Can I ask you a question?

    I like asking questions. I always have. It makes me a good first date and a bad interviewee.

  • October 24, 2014 The Past Is Not Through With Us

    Hello, subscribers. 176 of you now. Brave souls, all.

  • October 23, 2014 Welcome to Somewhere In Between

    Since this is my first email to this list of, currently, 57 brave souls, I guess I should do my own little personal "Previously On" recap.