Tell your story.

Tell your story.

“Where do you find your power and strength?” That’s what sculptor and musician Lonnie Holley asks on the placard by this wonderful mixed media sculpture. His piece is called “Supported by the Power” and I’ve seen it many times at...
The Day I Killed 69 Chickens in Alaska

The Day I Killed 69 Chickens in Alaska

The day I killed and skinned 69 chickens in a ship’s graveyard on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula is why I stopped eating birds when I was 18. It was late May and my friend Jeff and I flew from Seattle to Anchorage to “go fishin’”. Jeff was a very smart, 19-year-old...
How I’ve Lived with Chronic Pain for 30 Years

How I’ve Lived with Chronic Pain for 30 Years

Chronic pain has lived inside me every day and every year for the past 30 years. How it began and where it exists is less important than how I’ve lived with the affliction. Despite getting jumped by two different gangs, being born with a birth defect in one kidney,...