The people you know at Christmastime

The people you know at Christmastime

I was still in my pajamas late this morning when the doorbell rang. Unshaven, unshowered, and a bit of a melancholy mess, I thought, “I’m…

Read Article →
Fate's reprieve

Fate’s reprieve

I can’t boil it down to 140 characters. I don’t know why I feel compelled to even consider doing that. Maybe it’s the cook in…

Read Article →
A New Year's wish

A New Year’s wish

My three-year-old son just fell asleep on my chest. It’s gray outside, spitting little wet snowflakes and rain on cold ground. It’s the kind of…

Read Article →
Mastodon Weekend 2012: Evolved

Mastodon Weekend 2012: Evolved

I didn’t think I needed medical attention when the first guy leaned over me and asked, “Are you okay?” I told him I was and…

Read Article →
How to make a Moscow Mule

How to make a Moscow Mule

The fiber swam—viscous, milky, sexual—on the other side of the amber glass. I pressed my eye as closely as I dared. My heart felt precious…

Read Article →
Mastodon Weekend returning to Greenville?

Mastodon Weekend returning to Greenville?

Details are still to come (you’ll see them right here sometime in the next week or two), but for now, if you ever thought, “Wow,…

Read Article →
Rapid Eye Reality turns ten

Rapid Eye Reality turns ten

Two weeks before nineteen men crashed airplanes into my country, I started a blog. This blog. It was an exercise, an outlet suggested to me…

Read Article →
Thank you to everyone but the guy in the middle of the road

Thank you to everyone but the guy in the middle of the road

There was a guy in the middle of Stone Avenue. My wife and I had just pulled out of The Handlebar and were on our…

Read Article →
Missing Gulfman, five years later

Missing Gulfman, five years later

For the last three days, it has rained from the sunshine. We live in one of those places where half the people you meet aren’t…

Read Article →
Luckiest man

Luckiest man

I take compliments badly. Always have. A good friend told me many years ago (and he probably doesn’t even remember it) that when somebody offers…

Read Article →