A Story for Paradise (Short Story Pt. II of III)

 Part Two            “Van Sputten heard the sound of the door unlocking, and he pressed himself to the wall. The girl who opened the door could not see him from her vantage point, and the cook went inside, casting van Sputten a look which clearly said, ‘Wait there.’             “The traveler paced restlessly for what could’ve beenContinue reading “A Story for Paradise (Short Story Pt. II of III)”

a few thoughts about romantic partnerships, love, and loss in pandemic times

Like many people right now, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking. Thinking about the way I think, having anxious thoughts, depressed thoughts, happy thoughts, fleeting whims, thoughts about how we culturally spend our time when things are “normal,” thoughts about relationships and the kind of person I want to be, and the directionContinue reading “a few thoughts about romantic partnerships, love, and loss in pandemic times”

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”