Writing & work for interesting times.


Be afraid, be very afraid. Where is the warning label? I checked under the hood, inside the glove compartment, in all the nooks and crannies. Not even the smallest Ikea-esq symbol-glyph inked in anywhere. More

An Open Letter to the Deer People of Vashon Island

They say you taste of shrub roses with a hint of brine. That given our garden contributions through the growing season, there is no need for an extra side of greens when plating venison steaks in the fall.In the land of my childhood, your cousins tasted sharply of sage and pine and frosted cottonwood tips. It made a person feel part of the place.I do hope this does not come to that. More

Reading List

I consume books. When I was a kid I was routinely in trouble for pretending to go to bed only to be caught reading under the covers with a flash light. This balanced out the trouble I got into climbing trees and throwing my barbie dolls off the roof with little parachutes.Maybe it's my old Army self --my commanders always had reading lists for their staffs and the Army keeps universal reading lists for officers. Or maybe it's that six grade summer reading contest I still regret loosing. Amazon's Jeff Bezos holds book clubs with his executives and actually makes people write out their ideas. Crazy. More