Late Summer Somethings
Here’s where I’m hitting the road in September. I hope to see you!
Beautiful Blemish: Collage Edition!
Last week on my Instagram page, I did something I’m not a big fan of: Ask for help. After draining most of my bank account on a dental bill followed by treatments for vertigo, 2022 was starting to look like a pretty broke-ass year already. But I’ve always found a way to dig myself out…
Interview at The Weird Show
I am honored to be featured on the great art website, The Weird Show. I was interviewed by one of my favorite collage artists in the world, Andrea Burgay. Enjoy!
What Even is Now?
It’s mid-2020 and the world is simultaneously burning down and rising up. The weirdest year possibly ever. The “president” sucks. The coronavirus is a menace. The police are dicks. The wrong people are dying. Karens are abusing their cell phones. Sports are put on pause! But. But! Some social justice work is finally happening, at…
As the summer slides into fall, I find myself with a plate getting fuller. This post sort of doubles as my to-do list. Haha. Projects I’m working on for the next few months… Just did final edits and now working on production of the next Future Tense release by Felicity Fenton and her lyric essay…
Kolaj Fest Was Hot!
I went to New Orleans last month and participated in the first ever Kolaj Fest, organized by Ric Kasini Kadour and Christopher Byrne of Kolaj Magazine. The whole festival gathered almost 200 artists from around the world and offered talks, demos, parties, gallery walks, and a collage making space (run by me and my friend…
What We Talk About When We Talk About Sports
So, yeah–I wrote a long-ass essay about being a Cardinals football fan for forty years. It’s up at Longreads and I felt such a weird relief and catharsis writing it. In many ways, being a sports fan (mostly football and basketball) is as big a part of me as being a writer or father. I…
Twenty + Twenty Five
On November 25th, 1997 (it was a Tuesday), I started working at Powell’s. I couldn’t have guessed that I’d still be there twenty years later or what an important part of my life it would be. Being a bookseller, event coordinator, and champion of small presses at the largest bookstore in the world feels like…
Mom’s Fading Mind
I wrote an essay about my mom’s struggles with Alzheimer’s and it was published at Longreads. It was a hard and emotional thing to write but was greatly aided by recordings I made of various conversations with my mom. Here are some photos of my mother, who is still living in the Olympia area. We’re…
It’s almost over, folks. The nightmare that was 2016 is coming to a halt. Sure, there were a few good things but let’s be real–society and the world lost its shit. But let’s try to spin back to some good stuff. A few things I feel good about lately… I talked about some of my…