Category Archives: Travel

Our Story

My swirling thoughts have been swirly-er than usual lately. Traveling through the lands to the south of my lovely-yet-frigid homeland always puts me in the path of people with different—sometimes wildly different—perspectives and views than mine. For all our similarities, … Continue reading

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Panic in the Control Room

February 2, 2016 Today I’m writing from the base of Mount Shasta, in California, in the world’s most comfortable chair, looking out over a trout pond ringed by patches of snow and sturdy pines. This is the second-to-last stop on … Continue reading

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The Future is Insane!

Fast cars don’t impress me. Yeah, I like driving them and I certainly wasn’t complaining while zooming around the track at 100mph at the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, but you won’t find me ogling a Lamborghini or a … Continue reading

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Yes, I Have a Problem

At 3am in Las Vegas, vomiting Asian Lettuce Wraps and Don Julio tequila into a hotel bathrobe, four words came through my drunken fog loud and clear: I need to stop. Four little words that I recognized, even in the … Continue reading

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Me and the Great Big Ocean

Another New Year’s Eve approaches. Another, likely futile, attempt on my part to stay up until midnight. This year Prez and I are in the same place, with the same people, as the year before. Nothing has changed and everything … Continue reading

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The Road

You say, “The Road won’t win this time. I will nail my feet to the ground. I will hold fast. I will be normal.” You make plans and you imagine yourself the star of a movie where nothing changes and … Continue reading

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Mind Killer

What scares you? Not in the big, metaphorical sense but in an immediate, palm-sweating, heart racing kind of way. Spiders? Heights? Water? In Frank Herbert’s classic novel, Dune, fear is described as “the mind killer”. There is some truth in … Continue reading

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Here and There

Unlike some other adoptees, who grew up under a cloud of abandonment issues, my “rootless” status always left me with a feeling of absolute possibility.  My borders were not defined. I did not look at my parents and see my … Continue reading

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All She Wants To Do

Let’s dance! What emotion do those words trigger in you? Joy? Trepidation? Terror? On Saturday night, Prez and I went to a Halloween dance. I have not gone out dancing in a very long time. It’s been even longer since … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of Couches

Today I will share the tiniest slice of my brainmeats with you. I’m in the middle of packing for the big move, editing the first draft of the fourth book of the Warpworld series, trying to come up with funny … Continue reading

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