“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” -Anaïs Nin
I’m glad you’re here. Take a sec and introduce yourself, if you’d like. Because not every conversation can start in the Costco food court. Although many do. I’ve had a few there myself.
My latest: The contributors to this Nov. piece at the Seattle Times were fantastic: Seattleites offer tips to manage severe anxiety at work.
McSweeney’s chose my 2019 piece Ten Classic Songs Rewritten For When You Want to Sing About Pugs as one of 30 that was anthologized in a December ebook for the magazine’s patrons. Because pugs for the win.
I’m pleased to share I’m now a speaker with the mental health non-profit The Stability Network. I will be sharing my mental illness recovery story in workplaces around the Seattle area and beyond.
And I’m keeping my favorite piece here: it’s this 2018 essay for the New York Times on growing up with a mother who had undiagnosed psychosis.
Book stuff: I’ve completed a manuscript titled Jump: A Memoir About Skating and Survival (currently available for acquisition), and am working on a novel titled Human Devices about an American photojournalist in South Africa during the Mandela elections (cause hey, I was a Canadian development worker in South Africa during the Mandela elections).