Leaving California

Leaving California

California has graciously hosted me for 6 years. I showed up in 2011 and now it’s 2017. It feels strange and impersonal to leave. The communities that I’ve been connected to, received love from, that listened – they’ll all continue on....

Scooter Life [Needs Image and Read Through]

About two months ago I was given a free 2010 Honda Elite scooter, a red one, with 250 miles on it. My father-in-law loves to give. Now, what follows is not an argument for why scooter-driving is an intrinsically better option than driving a car (though daily I...

Mountain Eye [Needs Image]

The Mountain Eye There’s something in the mountain eye— a wild root, or a fresh Spring. In looking, I see An altar—an offering Out to me of what Inward has become the creation I can’t Grasp in this walled City of...

Making Friends in Texas [Needs Image]

I pulled up to the light about to enter the freeway, and thought (not for the first time) about the heat outside. I wondered why the sun always fell on my left knee, making it warmer than the other. I aimed the left vent at my knee, thus creating a battle for the...