I learned about the apocalypse when I was 11 from Terminator 2: Judgement Day. My viewing of the movie corresponded with a rare occasion in our house: my mom was sick, and my dad had rented her a stack of VHS tapes to watch. Among them was the new Arnold Schwartzenegger film…
Over the past nine weeks, I had the pleasure of guiding a group of writers in a version of my “Writing the Weird and Wonderful” class through Portland’s…
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Tell me again why I’m supposed to care that Twitter is now a smoldering pile of embers? Have you been there at all in the last four years? These…
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"Maybe the issue with homelessness isn't that I'm seeing trash in my neighborhood. Maybe it's that there are literal human beings sleeping next to that…
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One September afternoon in 2020, I was recording the narration for Two Minutes Past Nine inside our backpacking gear closet when Joe knocked on the…
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I was one of those Kurt Vonnegut kids. Surely, there were one or two of us at your high school? At 16, during my junior year, we had to complete a…
After a wonderful kickoff for When the Moon Turns to Blood at Powell’s, I hit the road for some events and to commemorate writing a book with a big…
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My first book, titled When the Moon Turns to Blood, is out today.
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The Truth Does Not Change According to Our Ability to Stomach It