The Love Child

My return travel from the South Island of New Zealand to the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. was about to begin. With roughly 1 billion hours of travel time ahead of me I needed a bit of mental preparation beforehand, rightfully so, this was going to be a long trek. I prepared by spending the … Continue reading The Love Child

Water.

Pushing, pulling, strong, gentle, calm, babbling, rushing, surging, meandering, rapid, turbulent, eddying, intense, mellow, crashing, cascading, converging, fierce, Water. Cold, hot, tepid, lukewarm, freezing, scolding, Water. Refreshing, painful, exhilarating, cleansing, excruciating, serene, numbing, purifying, annoying, relaxing, blissful, Water. Clear, polluted, murky, cloudy, pristine, Water. Drip, drop, puddle, brook, creek, stream, river, waterfall, pond, inlet, bay, … Continue reading Water.

The Airport

There is no better place on the planet to watch the ultimate culture convergence than at the airport. Where else does just about everything seem normal? As you frantically pull your luggage from the car at curbside, hustle past the long-huggers and breeze through the double doors toward the check-in counter you already begin to … Continue reading The Airport

The Parent Club

With the rising of the sun comes the rising of my kiddo to begin yet another day of unforeseen experiences. Some days parenting is a struggle so pure and entrenching that you fear your sanity is slipping away from you like the tide dragging something out to sea. Other days the elation is so profound … Continue reading The Parent Club

Tornado Alley

The permanence is absolute and swift. There’s a snap of the fingers and everything is forever changed and yet nothing seems to be different at all.   Am I going crazy?   You look around and everything is familiar and normal except someone is missing. It’s disorienting when people in your life disappear without warning. … Continue reading Tornado Alley