Labyrinth in the Desert

The desert west of town is a lonely expanse of volcanic fissures, sage, and shotgun shells. My wife Avery and I ventured out here to walk the labyrinth, a piece of land art designed by Scott Samuelson, her former professor. (more…)


The Reality of Dreams

This post deviates from my usual telling of actual events, though to me, this event was actual, hauntingly so. I want to tell you about a frightening dream I had. Although this bizarre unconscious imagining rebelled against the laws of the conscious world, there was nothing imagined about the emotions it stirred. When I awoke, its memory lingered, the way I remember my real but fading childhood. Here is the dream, to the best of my recollection — a story fitting for Halloween. . . . (more…)