Ocean Wandering

When I was ten years old, I decided that sailing a small boat across a big ocean was a superb idea. It’s not something you tend to confess later on to, say, your high school guidance counselor when discussing future career choices like brain surgeon, diplomat or industrial tycoon (or, [...]

By |2022-09-18T10:30:02-07:00September 18th, 2022|Uncategorized|11 Comments

A Winter’s Diary

To my wonderful subscribers, thank you. This braided essay was recently published in Rainshadow Journal, but I also wanted to share it with you. Dec 31, 2020: It was foggy this morning, and temps have not dipped below freezing in a long time. There was a thick frost a couple [...]

By |2022-05-17T18:23:04-07:00February 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Making Sense of All the Abuse.

As I write this, a new president and vice-president have just been inaugurated, and like many, I’m emotional about it. There’s relief, of course, but also much more. Four years ago on election night in 2016, I was sitting with a group of friends, at first encouraged by the polls [...]

By |2021-01-20T12:37:46-08:00January 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|7 Comments

Goodbye, Godzilla.

I wish whoever said, “May you live in interesting times” was alive today, to get a nice big gulp of his own advice. Fun fact: Does anyone remember it was a leap year? It had 29 days in February, 200 days in March, and five years in November. It can now [...]

By |2020-12-29T09:09:42-08:00December 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|28 Comments

Blogging vs Blargging

According to the Urban Dictionary, the term “blarg” is one of those unique words that can mean anything you want it to. It reminds me of that well-known meme where a dog is trying to drink out of a high-pressure lawn sprinkler and the caption is "WHARRRRRGARBL." Thus, the word [...]

By |2020-12-19T15:22:30-08:00November 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|2 Comments

If 2020 was a soufflé…

How's everyone doing? Are you managing to find the nuggets of good stuff hidden in this year's hazardous waste dump? I've picked up my rapidograph pens again and had fun doodling these cartoons, which I give to you in hopes it'll elicit a giggle or two. Please feel free to [...]

By |2020-08-04T21:13:52-07:00August 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|22 Comments
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