Menu of Stories

Looking to read more but don’t want to scroll into the unknown?  Dip your toes in safety with this handy guide:

Phantom Duck Syndrome
In which our hero comes to grips with the futility of living life in a world with both cellphones and ducks.

The Weather Machine
In which Pioneer Square at noon becomes absurdly cool every day.

Diggedle Boeing
In which we adventure to an unknown house, and learn a little about pie crusts, drunk tattoos, and the oddities of the Goodwill system.

Sacred Cookies, Or, My Life as an Unholy Cook
In which I am very bad at baking.

A Triple-Part Tale of Mushroom Hunting
In which everyone learns that Mushroom Hunting isn’t really all that dangerous after all.

Fiction: “Outrunning a Crocodile”
In which I write fiction, and it is short.

Eating Wild Chestnuts
In which our hero finds food right down the street, and shows how you can do the same.

On Fire
In which our hero reflects on fireworks and childhood, ultimately celebrates Memorial Day, and recommendations on local sausages ensue.

My Imaginary Boy
In which I meet N. at a deli, and non-imaginary romance ensues.

Listening with Ghosts, Or, Airport Musicians
In which PDX the airport, not just the city, is cheered daily by musicians.

Green Candy
In which a man on a bus gives me a piece of candy, and it really is that simple a story.

Geocaching: Muggles in a Land of Secrets
In which our adventurer stumbles upon the fact that strangers have been hiding treasure all over the city, for years, and that that treasure largely consists of old gum and poems.

There’s Something Fishy About Ohio
In which really, there is something fishy about Ohio, and a conversation to that effect is recounted in horrifying but thankfully brief detail.

The Ginkgo and I
In which our hero prepares and cooks ginko nuts from a nearby tree, has no regrets, and shows you how to do the same.

How to Make Cheap Clay Fangs
In which we learn how to make fangs out of clay and stick them in our mouthes.

The Dogs of Tanzania
In which the foreign aspects of dogs in Tanzania are recounted, and it is sad.

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