Landscaping The Yard: An Update

I mentioned that one of my current projects is landscaping the yard. And the yard started out looking *rough* for our 1/10 acre lot around this detached townhouse. It started out pretty plain – a weed barrier with mulch overtop. Our first mission had been building this retaining wall this past summer for stormwater andContinue reading “Landscaping The Yard: An Update”

Wasteland America Road Trip: Montana To California And Back In 2020

Jacob: Last week we drove. A lot. The Drive There Lo had a medical appointment in San Francisco, and normally we’d fly there (sometimes there are even direct flights) and stay with friends, but these are not normal times. As if a global pandemic weren’t enough, the whole west coast has apocalyptic forest fires andContinue reading “Wasteland America Road Trip: Montana To California And Back In 2020”

First Poem On Coffee House Writers

Today my poem The Death Of A Small Town Generation went live on Coffee House Writers. It sucked to write. The worst thing is that, as a Millennial, I know this experience is not unique. Even before COVID-19 hit, another epidemic had hit the United States. I’m going to try and instead think back toContinue reading “First Poem On Coffee House Writers”

I’ve Walked On A Ruptured Achilles Tendon For Over A Year

One of the things I learned at my appointment at UCSF was that the failure for my right Achilles tendon to respond to one if the normal reflex triggers is because the tendon ruptured. I’ve been walking on a ruptured Achilles tendon for over a year. An injury I shouldn’t be able to walk onContinue reading “I’ve Walked On A Ruptured Achilles Tendon For Over A Year”