Home is a base, a starting point, a fixture to which I latch a tether, however temporarily. Like a climber reaching for the next anchor point, I’m always searching for somewhere new to fasten a hold.
A New Journey: A little chaos can be exhilarating, to be sure, but living without any parameters, well, that’s frankly terrifying.
Come with me on a journey into the ancient past: 2005.
I'm sitting in an airport being barraged by an odd sight: T-shirts, fleeces and jackets emblazoned with the logos for the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs or the Kansas Jayhawks.
Martin Manley killed himself. This in and of itself isn't so unique. Thousands of suicides happen without much notice. What makes his suicide bizarre is that he created a website to explain his reasons for his actions.
I have been in Kansas. I'm not there, anymore. (Guffaw.) For a long weekend, I returned to the state of my upbringing to attend the 'marriage ceremony' of one of my oldest and dearest friends. She and her husband had married in Las Vegas some months back, but this was their opportunity to hold a … Continue reading Family
My mother called me today.
Not for the first time, and certainly not for the last, she was calling to let me know that someone from my youth had died. Reasons unknown.
Rock. Chalk. Jayhawk. There you go. You now know my affiliation, and there's nothing to be done about it. If you've been a long-time reader of this site, you may recall that I am from Lawrence, KS, a strange little liberal island in the midst of an evolution-denying state that just so happens to also … Continue reading March Madness