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Category Archives: Wisconsin

That’s Right (You’re Not From Texas, But Neither Am I, I Guess)

Get your laughs in, Midwesterners, but for eight-year-old Caitlin, Texas was paradise.

Burn After Reading

Jesse will be your second Tinder date, and your last.

Snapshots

We drove home and argued. Why was I so angry? About something so small? It’s not about that; it’s about the fact that I feel useless and nothing seems to be going the way it was supposed to go.

Dairy Air

I had all but given up on existing in a sweet-smelling world for the foreseeable future, but then, I remembered something miraculous.

Live at KEXP: This Is the Kit

I stood ten feet away from Kate Stables in the front row of an audience that barely totaled twenty people, and yet This Is the Kit wasn’t playing for us. They didn’t even know we were there.

I Can Just Be Here

“Oh! Like ‘Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird,’ except with bits of conversation. Without, like, any sort of context or link in between?”

A Goodness

A Goodness

by | Sep 14, 2017

A few days later I was back in Seattle and it felt like coming home, like jumping into your bed’s cold sheets and warming them as you fall asleep. I feel bad about that, for loving two places at once.

Of Mice and (Wo)men

Of Mice and (Wo)men

Three days later, an industrious little nibbler gets into my bag of white cheddar popcorn. We stash our remaining food in Rubbermaids, bleach everything, and riddle our kitchen with even more mousetraps.

Losing Something That Was Never Really Ours

Losing Something That Was Never Really Ours

When my wife told me she was pregnant, it was the most surreal experience of my life.

The Theater of Protest

The Theater of Protest

Their shouts of “white power!” were countered by our shouts of “Nazi pigs have got to go!” At the end of the day, nothing really happene