“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: I was delighted to see this piece go up at McSweeney’s in May: Ten Classic Songs Rewritten For When You Want to Sing About Pugs. Because pugs for the win. On the more practical side, I wrote this for the Seattle Times in July: Advice for landing a job in Seattle when you’re underqualified.
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 (previously represented by Aevitas Creative Management; 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).