Dear Humidity, I have a love-hate relationship with you, deeply (and much to my surprise) influenced toward the “love” side of things by the long, hot summer walks I used to take all over DC. Sometimes, I even miss you. Sometimes. Today I have a short piece about those steamy DC ambles on the City Creatures… More Dear Humidity…
Happy Memorial Day weekend (almost)! This is the weekend I used to spend driving west to check in for my summer job at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone. In honor of all the summer travel days ahead, I thought I’d share a few words from my Yellowstone manuscript. What is it about Yellowstone? Friends and… More What is it about Yellowstone?
Here’s something I originally posted in 2013 and updated for a reading last year. I decided to share the revision after a recent conversation with a friend about dating. She asked, “How has the process gone so…awry?” They meet us at happy hour—colleague of a friend. They make eye contact on the metro the day the homeless guy vomits. So gross! I’m Trev. They… More They Meet us at Happy Hour
I learned…about traveling, and the city. That it’s always better if I wear a dress when I fly. That parallel parking should be done in a spirit of boldness. The magic words for when some airport guy tells me I can’t get on the plane I need to get on, or I’m not sure which… More 29 Things I learned in my 20s
Happy NFC Championship Day! Today I have an op-ed in the Wisconsin State Journal, Why the Packers Win. It’s about reconciling my distaste for the NFL with my love of the Green Bay Packers. Here’s an excerpt: For this die-hard Green Bay Packers fan, there’s no time like the eve of the NFC Championship Game to start questioning… More Why the Packers Win
Montana author William Kittredge was the first to call it the last best place. John Steinbeck wrote, “I am in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection, but with Montana it is love, and it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.” For my part, I’d like… More Montana: The Ron Swanson of States
Here’s one inspired by my recent ten-year high school class reunion. Since high school we’ve grown out our hair. Or we’ve chopped it all off or gone bald or shaved our head for childrens’ cancer research. We’ve lost weight and gained weight and gained weight and lost weight and gained weight and. We’ve slept with the same person… More Since high school