The start of the search

My daily writing has involved a lot of reminiscing about moments from my past that stand out for me.  This one felt still meaningful enough to share. Also: 100th post!  <golf clap> “Dad, what is God?” I had picked my son up from his mom’s […]

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Who goes to Iceland in March?

Iceland?  In March?  Who does that? The idea started years ago.  Hate, Rosebud and I were having a beer at Brouwer’s in Fremont.  It seemed delightful: a quick weekend jaunt off to the tiny, frozen place.  Sadly we never did anything about that idea. Then […]

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The Scarface connection

The Scarface connection

Last weekend the Elder came to visit, and to celebrate this fact, Fruit Cup joined us for a run around Portland multiple nights in a row.  Friday saw us out until the wee hours with the Navy Gang from Seattle.  Saturday we met up with […]

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Auditions

In trying to bash out a story per day, I find I’m mining my memories and setting them into bite-sized stories.  This one stood out to me as it was actually a huge transition point in my life where I met some of the best […]

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So four old dudes go into a bar…

Eight years ago, my buddy got married and we had a hell of a bachelor party for him.  Each year since we’d talked about getting the guys back together for a guy’s weekend.  This year we finally committed. I’m used to the fact that I’ve […]

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Is this thing on?

I feel sheepish. Not, like, covered in wool and gnawing on grass. No, more of a meek, foot shuffling, head down and askew, half-guilty-grimace-filled-with-hope-for-forgiveness kind of sheepish. You see, I blather and blather about balance and doing important work and finding your purpose and all […]

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Backwards and forwards

Backwards and forwards

For most of 2013 I was unemployed and homeless, and it was everything I imagined it could be. Okay, putting it that way is probably in poor taste: I was out of work on purpose, and traveling with no fixed address was no hardship, it was living out my dreams.  […]

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Quality time in my new place

When I was living out of a backpack for months on end, I often pondered how strange it would be to eventually return to a “normal” life.  Go to work in the morning.  Sleep in the same bed every night.  Wash my clothes whenever I […]

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Portland vs. Seattle, part one

“Oh, your from Seattle? Well, Portland is a lot like that. Except, like, way better!” This is the common refrain I hear around Portland. Since I’ve had this argument with Elder Wanker for nigh unto decades now, my hackles spring up and I prepare to […]

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Unreasonable Optimism

Warning: this post is full of rainbows, ponies, sunshine and kumbayah.  Proceed at your own risk. I’ve talked to a few friends lately that are kind of beaten down. Defeated.  Whether it is from dating rejections, failed job interviews, or personal goals that just haven’t […]

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