The ocean cleans a man It calms him Makes him whole again   The water and its salt resolves and revives Its waves wash everything […]

The Architect

“I love you!” I yelled as loudly as I could, so she would hear me from the other side of the cabin. “I know, sweety,” […]

The Solstice Shave

Once a year when one normally hibernates, lets oneself go wild and hides behind hair, when we wake before the sun and tuck her in […]


She stood only about 100 yards from me, on the other side of the rushing creek, our eyes locked. The soundsĀ of the forest couldn’t mask […]



Who were you before the first snow fell?   You were a woman, a daughter, a sister   What were you before the first flower […]

On Love

My friends’ wedding in Sonoma was tasteful, sweet, and smooth, like the wine of the region. It was a simple Catholic ceremony, with a few […]

It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World – Part 4

She might as well have been speaking another language. “What?” “I’m not a clone. No woman is. All you men are. Except for you.” I […]

I fucking love tacos

I fucking love tacos. Dripping with fats, chewy and crunchy. Tang that knocks you out with an after-spice, a scary good feeling, like the free-fall […]

On Traveling

The first below-freezing day in Minnesota hit me hard this year. So hard that I went to my garage and started up my bike, threw […]

On apathy, and Paris, and Minneapolis, and the world

This is not about love or hate. This is not about race, or even public policies. This is about something passive. It’s what most people […]