2016 had one last stomach bug to throw my way. Earlier this afternoon I was feeling dizzy so I went outside for some fresh air and saw this lichen-spotted sign. via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hBWIDc Writing from: my living-room in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: an episode of "Travelers" on Netflix. It had promise but ultimately suffered from... Continue Reading →

I had lofty goals to come home and get all of my chores done and pack and take a nice hot bath with custom-made bath salts that a friend gave me ... and then I was delayed at work, and all that melted like so much Portland snow. I'm still packing! But in twenty-four hours I'll be... Continue Reading →

Sometimes you sit at home in a world that only exists in a collective imagination. (Credits below.) Sometimes you go out into the real world and inhabit what a joyful fever-dream of a Kevin Costner-obsessed, seven-foot-tall clown who will never speak, only sing and grunt and command people to eat cupcakes while he sings "Under... Continue Reading →

Work today was rather instructive: I researched a plant that grows outside the library which turned out to be Solanum dulcamara, also known as bittersweet nightshade. It isn't as toxic as deadly nightshade, but still isn't anything you want to be snacking on in a parking lot. Pretty, though, isn't it? Writing from: my non-toxic study... Continue Reading →

It's funny, the halfway brain that sprouts from sleep deprivation. I wake up at 05:30 but really I wake up on the bus in downtown Portland, trying to remember if I did basic things like dress myself and feed myself and not leave the front door wide open. So far, I'm doing pretty well. (But let's not... Continue Reading →

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