For Gerrianne Schulze, Died Aug. 22, 2020

(October 15, 2020) I met Gerrianne through a picture taken on a camera loaned to someone for a birthday party in the summer of 2015. That fall I looked over a pot of...

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Missing Harold

Fathers, sons, guns and wild men

(September 3, 2020) "Are you prepared to kill a man tonight?" "No." "Are you prepared to die tonight?" "No." "Then put the gun away and we will decide whether we call the police...

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Heart of the Beast

Traversing the pandemic to say goodbye

(August 20, 2020) It's midnight and I'm still an hour away for a 12:30 a.m. flight booked just hours before from my home, also hours and worlds away. Another panicked decision, another chance...

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Fires and Masks

(April 2, 2020) I used to love to visit the Fire Museum in Tokyo. There you could see the traditional irezumi tattoos of firefighters along with models of the tight rows of...

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Inheriting an Obsession from My Mother

And writing my way to forgiving her

(October 24, 2019) I came running into the house, my cheeks flushed from swinging. My mother was sitting at her favorite perch, the embroidered rocking chair. "Honey, I want to talk to you...

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