We were married less then a year when Larry walked through the door of our small apartment in Beaverton, Oregon and announced, “we’re moving back to California, I quit my job, start packing.” “Shouldn’t we discuss this first?”Oh the hell with it, I wasn’t sure what I thought about the pool freezing over in our complex, […]


Sometimes I wake up and have no idea where I am. I search the room for clues, and think to myself this is how people struggling with Alzheimer’s must feel, as if searching for a misplaced shoe you lost a decade ago.Where the hell is my ship, my views, my hospitable porter?It’s disorienting to forget where you […]


“Alaska is what happens when Willy Wonka and the witch from Hansel and Gretel elope, buy a place together upstate, renounce their sweet teeth, and turn into health fanatics,” claims Sloane Crosley. I would have to agree because Alaska is a great place to hide out, especially if you have a questionable past, and you’re […]


Yes ~ It’s white night ~ No comment What challenges us to confront pride, privilege, and ones intrinsic value in the span of a week? I’ll tell you what. Sitting in the middle of a vast ocean, encased in a metal tomb, struggling to maintain ones precarious balance on life. We call this cruising, and by […]