The Gear: Which water filter? (Working ourselves into a job, but its not a job if you like it.)

Pregnant with my first daughter, my future in-laws decided she wasn't theirs, and Future-ex decided he wasn't ready to be a father. I had to leave, hopped on a bus yet again, and set out across the country yet again. A nut rolling west, I ended up in California reluctantly staying with my mom, wondering … Continue reading The Gear: Which water filter? (Working ourselves into a job, but its not a job if you like it.)

Bikepacking (Astronaut) meals we liked, Burnt Boot Creek.

First evening: One package boil-in-bag Lentil Dal served with One package boil-in-bag rice that included tiny cubes of vegetable-colored product. One fresh avocado sliced in half and served in the shell, to remind us we still live on Earth. I picked half a cup of blue huckleberries for dessert because I had nothing better to … Continue reading Bikepacking (Astronaut) meals we liked, Burnt Boot Creek.

Intro to a chapter of my book: the Ineffables

Ozone, an invisible gas, precedes stealthily ahead of a thunderstorm, announcing a downpour’s arrival by settling down with an acrid odor, the ghost of rain landing first. The aroma is sharp and asphalty, as if pelting water has already stirred up dirt from the street, but the road is still confusingly dry. “Smells like rain,” … Continue reading Intro to a chapter of my book: the Ineffables