SQUID BILLY

SQUID BILLY

“There can be nothing more frightening in a gigantic monster of many tentacles than intelligence.” ―A.E. Marling, Dream Storm Sea Backstory | New Zealand In February 2007, a New Zealand fishing...
Published on: Sep 14 2015
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THE GREAT NORTH WOOD

THE GREAT NORTH WOOD

You know those people in your life that your mother approves of. You know this because they say things like, “I’m so thankful that you have friends who are as adventurous as you and love our Lord...
Published on: Apr 16 2015
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ON A TOWER

ON A TOWER

I am sitting beside our billboard sized window that overlooks downtown Portland. We have quite the view from the fourth floor. Mount Saint Helens yawns in the background while Mount Hood hides behind...
Published on: Apr 16 2015
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THE END OF THE TRAIL CALLED OREGON

THE END OF THE TRAIL CALLED OREGON

THE END OF THE TRAIL (The end of America) (Coffee or Coast?) (No Cigarettes) (Chapter 7) It was morning and it was Saturday. A friend of a friend was at our place and she wanted some coffee. Tyler and...
Published on: Apr 16 2015
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A NOT SO PEDANTIC PORTLAND DAY

A NOT SO PEDANTIC PORTLAND DAY

Its seven thirty and Lackey Norman Birthmark knocks at the door. To be honest, it is too early for Lackey Norman Birthmark to be knocking on anything that I call home. Norman is our building manager and...
Published on: Mar 12 2015
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RUBBING SHOULDERS WITH GOD

RUBBING SHOULDERS WITH GOD

A picture of Christ caught my eye. It lunged at me. All attention was centered on it. It was fascinating, compelling. The Christ story swirled in the church foyer. It was adorned in gold and laden with...
Published on: Mar 12 2015
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BETWEEN SEARCH AND BOREDOM

BETWEEN SEARCH AND BOREDOM

Jeremiah facebooked me the other night. Jeremiah is the youth minister’s (Matt’s) son from my Church back in Missouri. He’s cool. He said late one night, “Eric, I’m bored. Let’s have a deep...
Published on: Mar 12 2015
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I’M A PEASANT TOO

I’M A PEASANT TOO

I heard a sociologist comment on how to tell if you were a sociologist or not. He said, “When a pretty girl walks into a room instead of looking at her you look at everyone else to see how they...
Published on: Mar 12 2015
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STONE OF A WOMAN

STONE OF A WOMAN

The other night as I was coming home I found myself a part of something I couldn’t ignore. The bus stopped. People got off. I was missing something. Four people remained on the bus. Two older gentlemen...
Published on: Mar 12 2015
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DHARMA BUMMING IN THAT JAY GATSBY WAY

DHARMA BUMMING IN THAT JAY GATSBY WAY

“I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted.” (The Dharma Bums – Jack Kerouac). Recently I’ve been fostering within me a rather simple approach to life which...
Published on: Mar 10 2015
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