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Inside COVID-19’s Cheering Section

People will die, the economy might tank, and my Italian honeymoon’s on the line, but somehow, it feels like I have a conflict of interest.


sometimes I’m sorry I was not
all green and yellow lights.


“I’m glad you’re here, Will,” said David, “because Sarah and I have an announcement to make.”

Mind Your Shotgun

Today I smell dead quail and gunpowder. Today I taste sweat. Good things, and my attention comes on its own.

An Open Letter to Owls

I will have you know that you all used to be one of my favorite animals.

N is for Northwest: A Letter

I can’t get over how urgent this essay published in 1836 remains today. And I urgently, madly want to annoy you all with it.

F is for Fermata

F is for Fermata

by | Sep 6, 2019 | 5 comments

I don’t know what home means without you.

A Brief Account of Recent Miracles

A Brief Account of Recent Miracles

I’m writing about the extraordinary. 

What Climbing a Cascade Volcano Feels Like

What Climbing a Cascade Volcano Feels Like

Cognitive functions deteriorate with exhaustion; I once hallucinated midnight bicyclists and figures running through the woods after summiting Mt. Rainier.

In Uncertainty I Am Certain

In Uncertainty I Am Certain

I’m committing to following this path as best I can, although I can’t see the turns ahead and everyone disagrees about the map.

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