Let’s Change the Narrative About Mass Shootings in America

We need to do something about gun violence. This week, a student opened fire in a high school outside of Portland, Oregon, killing one student and injuring a teacher. It would be shocking enough if the Oregon tragedy was an isolated outburst of violence, but it isn’t. It’s the fourth multiple shooting in the UnitedContinue reading “Let’s Change the Narrative About Mass Shootings in America”

Day One: Oasis

The first leg of the Great Move of 2013 is behind me. Yesterday, the U-Haul was packed, my car loaded up onto the back and my trusty co-pilot, Will, and I trucked westward. Learning to drive this rig is proving difficult, so I’m that guy everyone hates, going twenty miles (or more) under the speedContinue reading “Day One: Oasis”

Packing the Past

Ever since I moved away from home, I’ve lugged around a few boxes that I refused to open. Within were literal pages from my past — old notebooks, sketches, school assignments from my youth. For years, I didn’t want to confront them. Not because I was embarrassed by them, but because digging through your pastContinue reading “Packing the Past”

A Slice of Americana Pie

The sun dissolves slowly into a pool of red behind the mountains. Cars crawl slowly across a parking lot of asphalt hills in neat rows toward a while billboard. The smell of yellow butter popcorn and the soft fizz of Coke and Dr. Pepper drift between the headlights. Kids climb in truck beds, adults setContinue reading “A Slice of Americana Pie”