No Longer Homeless

Most people move in an orderly fashion: They pack their things (more or less neatly) into a truck, drive to a predetermined destination and unpack. That’s how normal people do it. I am not normal. Instead, I pack everything into a truck, drive it to the general area, unload it all into a car portContinue reading “No Longer Homeless”

Getting Lost in Tacoma

I’ve always been good with directions. I can orient myself almost anywhere and I usually only need to go somewhere once to memorize the route. But my new home is proving more difficult to navigate. The city is more or less a grid, full of numbered streets that should be easy to figure out, yetContinue reading “Getting Lost in Tacoma”

The Case of the Locked Door

It was a cold, stormy day in the city of sin and pine trees. Rain fell from the sky like the tears of fate. A train whistle cut the thin air. It was the kinda day that’s so perfect, you just know something’s bound to go disastrously wrong. It didn’t take long for Lady LuckContinue reading “The Case of the Locked Door”

I Think There’s a Bird In My Wall

I didn’t wake up to the sound of my alarm this morning. No, I woke up to an incessant tapping. At first, I thought someone was knocking on the door. I staggered to the door in my boxers and squinted out through the peephole and saw nothing but the earliest rays of morning light castingContinue reading “I Think There’s a Bird In My Wall”

Tales from the Bachelor Pad

I signed the lease and finally exhaled. The long search for a place to live was over and the ink of a new chapter of my life was fresh on the page. There is nothing quite as liberating as moving. Sure, it’s a lot of work to pack, move and unpack. Sure, it costs money.Continue reading “Tales from the Bachelor Pad”