Working On the Waterfront in Kenai (Travel Memoir)

Working On the Waterfront in Kenai (Travel Memoir)

I was standing in the hold of a fishing boat with salmon and icy water up to my chest. All around me, fish lay struggling, slapping their tails and eyeing me while I waited for a giant vacuum to plunge through the hatch above my head. My feet were frozen and numb...
The Final Time My Father Said, “Come on, Hit Me” (Memoir)

The Final Time My Father Said, “Come on, Hit Me” (Memoir)

During the last year I lived at home with my family in Minnesota, I was a bad boy. A miscreant. A drunken, drug-addled fiend searching for sustenance in the cultural desert of the arctic Midwest. My punk rock insanity was fueled by a series of traumatic events that...
The Rescue and Flight of Dr. Theussical (Memoir)

The Rescue and Flight of Dr. Theussical (Memoir)

There was a horrific thunderstorm in New Orleans the spring night that Dr. Theussical fell from his home. The fall was twenty feet down from a nest built inside a rain gutter. He survived by landing in the soil of a potted palm tree on our back patio. My girlfriend,...