The IN-dustry

Hi. I’m sorry if I feel like I have to reintroduce myself. Actually, no, I’m not sorry. Just it’s unfortunate that my time has been spent elsewhere than here. Where have I been? At work, namely. If you recall, I

The IN-dustry

Hi. I’m sorry if I feel like I have to reintroduce myself. Actually, no, I’m not sorry. Just it’s unfortunate that my time has been spent elsewhere than here. Where have I been? At work, namely. If you recall, I

Filling in the Infinity Between 0 and 1

*****Note: I wrote this initially in October of 2015 at one of my writing club sessions. I have wanted to revisit it for some time now but, you know, life and shit. Back then Little Guy would have been almost

Filling in the Infinity Between 0 and 1

*****Note: I wrote this initially in October of 2015 at one of my writing club sessions. I have wanted to revisit it for some time now but, you know, life and shit. Back then Little Guy would have been almost

BS Art

“Why’s it sticking through like that?” asked the 7-year-old boy with the baseball cap. The artist wanted to capture the invasiveness of receiving such a thing. She says, the shock value is the backbone. “Some sort of bone, amirite?!” exclaimed

BS Art

“Why’s it sticking through like that?” asked the 7-year-old boy with the baseball cap. The artist wanted to capture the invasiveness of receiving such a thing. She says, the shock value is the backbone. “Some sort of bone, amirite?!” exclaimed

Time travel

He noticed something was awry when he realized he was upside down and the car had no points of contact with the road. Small lapses of consciousness had been happening ever more frequently and now one had caught him as

Time travel

He noticed something was awry when he realized he was upside down and the car had no points of contact with the road. Small lapses of consciousness had been happening ever more frequently and now one had caught him as

It was the best and worst trip of my life

I had hinted and at times flat-out lied to get her to come. Two weeks of pestering. Two weeks of flirty text messages and messages on her AIM. This camping trip was going to mark the beginning of our time

It was the best and worst trip of my life

I had hinted and at times flat-out lied to get her to come. Two weeks of pestering. Two weeks of flirty text messages and messages on her AIM. This camping trip was going to mark the beginning of our time

You’ve been kidnapped, TV show to save you

I’ve finally come to after who knows how long. Sleep and grog assault my eyes but I manage to focus on the things in my hand. An old cordless telephone with the antenna pulled out and a TV guide dated

You’ve been kidnapped, TV show to save you

I’ve finally come to after who knows how long. Sleep and grog assault my eyes but I manage to focus on the things in my hand. An old cordless telephone with the antenna pulled out and a TV guide dated

Fall

Like I said, I fell into writing because of a girl. I fell out of it because of a girl. When I was finding my stride writing every day, the narcissist in me immediately thought I was the second coming

Fall

Like I said, I fell into writing because of a girl. I fell out of it because of a girl. When I was finding my stride writing every day, the narcissist in me immediately thought I was the second coming

They pulled a bike from the creek

Strawberry creek runs from Blainsville to Newbrook, wending its way six miles through the flats, as the locals call it. About half-way the creek flows into a marsh that is always overgrown with reeds and thistle. This little wetland can

They pulled a bike from the creek

Strawberry creek runs from Blainsville to Newbrook, wending its way six miles through the flats, as the locals call it. About half-way the creek flows into a marsh that is always overgrown with reeds and thistle. This little wetland can

Changes 2018 Part II

***Note: I wrote this a few weeks after Part I. I just suck as posting when I’ve written stuff. Forgive me? Awesome.*** I thought things were complicated at my old job. Medical devices, in Switzerland, paperwork and processes, checklists and

Changes 2018 Part II

***Note: I wrote this a few weeks after Part I. I just suck as posting when I’ve written stuff. Forgive me? Awesome.*** I thought things were complicated at my old job. Medical devices, in Switzerland, paperwork and processes, checklists and

Changes 2018 Part I

I recently quit my job. This led to a job search because I enjoy eating food and buying my son Legos. The job search included many technical writing, copy writing and horse riding positions. The last one I may have

Changes 2018 Part I

I recently quit my job. This led to a job search because I enjoy eating food and buying my son Legos. The job search included many technical writing, copy writing and horse riding positions. The last one I may have

We Visited a Montessori School

We hadn’t even been inside for more than a minute when the headmistress, Anita, scolded us for doing something wrong. She had already told Little Guy that we would be going to the shoe room to leave our jackets and

We Visited a Montessori School

We hadn’t even been inside for more than a minute when the headmistress, Anita, scolded us for doing something wrong. She had already told Little Guy that we would be going to the shoe room to leave our jackets and

Scales

“OK, now you’re not wearing a diaper, so when you have to go peepee, you have to tell us and we’ll run to the bathroom.” “Uh-huh,” he smiles while heavily breathing, because, frankly, he’s always breathing heavily. Thirteen seconds later.

Scales

“OK, now you’re not wearing a diaper, so when you have to go peepee, you have to tell us and we’ll run to the bathroom.” “Uh-huh,” he smiles while heavily breathing, because, frankly, he’s always breathing heavily. Thirteen seconds later.

The Mourning Before

When my mom called me on Halloween of 2011 to tell me that dad had died, I didn’t cry. I did feel the immediate hollow in my gut and the sense of sinking followed by pangs of hurt of guilt

The Mourning Before

When my mom called me on Halloween of 2011 to tell me that dad had died, I didn’t cry. I did feel the immediate hollow in my gut and the sense of sinking followed by pangs of hurt of guilt

Mr. and Mrs. Oh to a White Courtesy Phone Please

Dear biological parents, Do you think about me? I think about you. I don’t have any memories of you, just what my mind invents. And what I’ve been told. Of a small apartment in a big city. Two older brothers

Mr. and Mrs. Oh to a White Courtesy Phone Please

Dear biological parents, Do you think about me? I think about you. I don’t have any memories of you, just what my mind invents. And what I’ve been told. Of a small apartment in a big city. Two older brothers

Mango (Or Sticky Fingers Part II)

My fickle pickiness about not eating foods that are messy doesn’t come without exceptions. The messiest thing that I absolutely love to eat is mango. Fresh, ripe mango is a wonderful momentary escape to sweet tropical sunsets and the sound of

Mango (Or Sticky Fingers Part II)

My fickle pickiness about not eating foods that are messy doesn’t come without exceptions. The messiest thing that I absolutely love to eat is mango. Fresh, ripe mango is a wonderful momentary escape to sweet tropical sunsets and the sound of

Sticky Fingers

I have this thing about not getting my hands dirty while eating, even if it’s a finger food feast, I have to wipe them after every bite. I actually don’t dislike eating with my hands, but if I do, I

Sticky Fingers

I have this thing about not getting my hands dirty while eating, even if it’s a finger food feast, I have to wipe them after every bite. I actually don’t dislike eating with my hands, but if I do, I

Fire Drill

Prestwood elementary school still houses many memories for me. I cried my first day of kindergarten with Ms. Weir; later I learned to play house and told my teacher I wanted to be a truck driver when I grew up

Fire Drill

Prestwood elementary school still houses many memories for me. I cried my first day of kindergarten with Ms. Weir; later I learned to play house and told my teacher I wanted to be a truck driver when I grew up

Too Damn Fast.

His little mouth is always wet. I know this because he stamps every kiss on my face with his temporary signature. My immediate reaction has been to wipe it off, dismissing it much like I would a dog’s greeting. This

Too Damn Fast.

His little mouth is always wet. I know this because he stamps every kiss on my face with his temporary signature. My immediate reaction has been to wipe it off, dismissing it much like I would a dog’s greeting. This

Der Hund Says Guau-Guau

Our son is getting to the age where every day he is pushing the boundaries of his linguistic prowess. Auto! ¡Agua! Nein! No walk! Innä! ¡Más pan! Orange! Gömergopielä! No one and nothing prepared us for the reality that our

Der Hund Says Guau-Guau

Our son is getting to the age where every day he is pushing the boundaries of his linguistic prowess. Auto! ¡Agua! Nein! No walk! Innä! ¡Más pan! Orange! Gömergopielä! No one and nothing prepared us for the reality that our

D’heim in Züri

Long ago before I knew what “Isch guet gsi” meant, before I had proper fondue at the end of a 40-minute winter snow trek in the dark to a log hut in the middle of the cold, before my son

D’heim in Züri

Long ago before I knew what “Isch guet gsi” meant, before I had proper fondue at the end of a 40-minute winter snow trek in the dark to a log hut in the middle of the cold, before my son