Latest Stories

Hello World

April 26th, 2021 · Nonfiction

Every blog has a "Hello World" article, so here's mine! I'm still working through the details for how I'll organize this site, but I'm planning to publish a mix of fiction and nonfictional stories.

Weathered Pearls

June 10th, 2021 · Fiction | Thriller | Short Story

Two young boys are home alone at their farm when a sick man collapses off of his horse outside their cottage. ==> “Grab his legs,” Ricky says, hinged over, clutching the man’s wrists. “They’re all bent under’im,” Palmer replies through the hand covering his mouth. “Then roll him over!”...

Spicy Santa Fe

June 19th, 2021 · Nonfiction | Travel

As we drove down the bumpy freeway toward Santa Fe, an old Subaru hatchback with custom side skirts and a rear spoiler zoomed past us, it’s exhaust pipe sputtering off into the distance. The words of my grandpa echoed in my head. ”There...

Dolores, Dolores

June 3rd, 2021 · Nonfiction | Travel

Most people were surprised to learn that the first stop of our indefinite travels was Dolores, Colorado. Dolores doesn’t have ski resorts, beaches, cultural entertainment, or any of the other amenities most people seek when they travel...

Answering the Call

May 13th, 2021 · Nonfiction

I’m typing on my mechanical keyboard with the dense Oregon forest as my backdrop. It’s early morning, just after sunrise. I’ve spent some time writing, but mostly I’ve been thinking… Planning.

The First Step Is to Start

May 26th, 2021 · Nonfiction | Travel

Well, we did it. We officially sold our house and embarked on an adventure of indefinite travel. From the outside, it might look like we made this decision suddenly and are jumping in head first. Or perhaps that covid shook us awake from a life we were droning through without living. The reality is much more deliberate...