Mortality Bake Sale

Today, I helped my mom bake some goods to raise money for a little boy with leukemia in the elementary school where she works. His family is moving to be closer to the children’s hospital so they can focus on his treatment. To support them in their efforts, the school is hosting a bake sale.Continue reading “Mortality Bake Sale”

Glen F*cking Hansard

I saw Glen Hansard live for the second time tonight. The first time was in Portland about three years ago, in November. I’d biked there that evening and was wearing several thick layers of wool. The venue was unbearably hot, and I ended up fainting–twice. Afterwards, I waited outside in the brisk winter air andContinue reading “Glen F*cking Hansard”

Utah to Water

I drove from Salt Lake City, Utah to Seaside, Oregon today with my boyfriend. All things told, it’s a little over a twelve hour drive. We passed through miles and miles of nothing but asphalt, desert, and whichever little yellow sunflower-like wildflowers spray the side of the road in a cheery salute. We passed byContinue reading “Utah to Water”

monument

a good poem is like a good lover both stop you in your tracks make you rethink the motions of your mouth and the habits in your head. a good lover is like a good poem both make you tremble-soft romancing nerve endings in sacred places leaving footprints like kisses on a mountain trail. toContinue reading “monument”

fearless, today

the sun hangs lazy in the afternoon air and i am tending to a fresh tattoo. there is nowhere to be but lost in this ink, contemplating the folds of love and the rejection of relationship. a good friend is like a wild blackberry, and a best friend has thorns. i aspire to be softContinue reading “fearless, today”

Space Jesus?

Today, I explored the temples of Salt Lake City, Utah. I came to this city with my love to visit my friend of nearly two decades, a woman who has helped shaped me as a feminist and friend, taught me to love the outdoors and cult classic ’80s movies, held my hair as I vomited,Continue reading “Space Jesus?”

My Freaky Manifesto

I don’t know if, dear reader, you have ever spooned back the velvet foam perched on top of a cappuccino to reveal the earth-colored, life-giving beverage below. (Any coffee fans out there? I happen to be a real snob.) I don’t know if you’ve ever smelled the aroma of fresh sourdough bread baking after daysContinue reading “My Freaky Manifesto”