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”

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”

The Castro We Knew – A Poem

Yesterday, Jacob and I drove through our old neighborhood in San Francisco after my UCSF appointment before we started our drive back to Montana to quarantine for 2 weeks. While we couldn’t see anyone in person, I wanted to see the city that stole a part of me. What we saw? My heart breaks forContinue reading “The Castro We Knew – A Poem”

End Of The Rainbow

A personal essay written while living in San Francisco. Growing up in rural America, I imagined San Francisco as a far off fairytale land with sacred Meccas such as the City Lights bookstore, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Castro – all as mythical as the television show, “Full House.” In college, my girlfriends andContinue reading “End Of The Rainbow”