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…

December 2022

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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November 2022

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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October 2022

"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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September 2022

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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August 2022

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…

July 2022

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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June 2022

My first book, titled When the Moon Turns to Blood, is out today.
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May 2022

I fell in love with graveyards on the last day of hearings for a new Supreme Court justice. You probably remember the one I mean: a red-nosed man…
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Before I get to this month’s newsletter, I have two updates! I can’t believe this is finally happening: When the Moon Turns to Blood comes out next…
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April 2022

In December 2019, I pulled my car away from the little yellow house with intermittent heat on a wide street in Missoula, Montana. Joe and I had been…
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March 2022

In case you don’t follow me over on Twitter, I announced some big news earlier this week: I wrote a book. The title is When the Moon Turns to Blood, and…
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