jungle flashes


* Travel was the first mind-altering medicine I ever tried. The west of Ireland practiced patience with me, Paris threw glitter on my creative mind, Uganda shook my joy loose, and London danced with me. Travel fosters presence, and people everywhere were accepting and generous with their time and humor. Every moment presented a chance … Continue reading jungle flashes

the skylark


My first car was a true exercise in character-building. She was a 1982 Buick Skylark, given to me by my parents when I was 17. I didn’t have a license, but I drove it anyways. When I turned 18, I drove it to my high school, and dropped out. I also accidentally hit Mr. Mole’s … Continue reading the skylark

the regular chronicles: Greg

If Dumbledore and Hagrid somehow melded into a different, beautiful human, that different, beautiful human would be Greg. Shaggy, boisterous, solemn, brilliant, divinely thoughtful, passionate, truly loud. He might have been 6'5, 240 lbs., but he was a gentle giant. He somehow got out of Vietnam and into old age with a craggy face and … Continue reading the regular chronicles: Greg