Jars part 2

Last week I wanted chips and salsa. This is not my regular snack and I was pretty excited about this new fun thing I got at the grocery store. But when it was time to open it at home the lid wouldn’t budge. I gave it everything I had, so much that my arms were […]

Water bound

I had a dream last night that we visited an archipelago. We traveled from island to island through aqueous passageways. I rowed a boat and you swam alongside me. (When I woke up and remembered this it made me laugh because why wouldn’t we have shared the boat? But in my dream–typical dream–the strange did […]

Jars part 1

A long time ago, I lived in a far away place, called Kansas City. It was an old house, near 42nd and Wornall, that had been broken up into two apartments. There was an upstairs apartment and a downstairs apartment. I lived downstairs with Andrea. Two men lived in the upstairs apartment. Maybe their names […]

Obsolescence

I bought a Surly Long Haul Trucker in the summer of 2015 and if you know Surlys you know. But if you don’t: the Surly LHT was the first of its kind. There are many options now, and arguably better ones, but the LHT was the the only bike being produced in the nineties and […]

Magical thinking

On Saturday night it appealed to me to sit at a restaurant bar by myself. It offered me everything that I wanted which was: an excuse to shower and put on something other than the sweat- and grease-stained shirts that I’d worn for 50+ hours this week, a place to sit near people but without […]

Trapped

Last night I was about to get into bed and I saw a small brown thing that looked like mulch or dirt on my covers at the bottom corner. I went to grab it and it jumped–a graceful arc off of my bed onto the floor. It made me laugh, the surprise of it. I […]

R v W

I’ve felt like I can’t write about anything until I write about this. But I also can’t write about this. So no writing for me, it seems. It’s not like this is any excuse, you know, but I was already mad. I was already mad about the kids getting killed at schools and people getting […]

How was the drive

I went to a wedding in Kansas City last month. Lucky me, I snagged a room at this cute boutique hotel called No Vacancy where the rest of the wedding party was staying. I was rushing to get unpacked in my room when an old high school friend showed up in my doorway. We hugged […]

The moon: part 2

I’ve been looking at the sky a lot and recently it has been interesting to me that we only have one moon. Mars has two moons. Saturn has 82 moons. Like, what the hell that is so unfair! Why can’t we have several glowing orbs of different sizes hurtling at different speeds through our night […]