Portland, can be so good good good sometimes. Especially when it's hot and September is the July you never had, and there's fruit all over the sidewalks (in spite of freezing frost-spring) and vaux's swifts make dragon-shapes in the sky and then smoothie into a chimney that's the only standing hollow old-growth left, at this … Continue reading We’re Taking This Show On The Road.
So in a little over a week, I’m riding a freight train to New York City. I’m going to visit my friend Lark. New York is her new home, and I have never once visited her there. I’m sort of excited but also sort of apprehensive, because I do not love cities and because Portland … Continue reading The Ultimate Bitch
It smells like fall. Already. I sort of knew this would happen. Shannon and I went to the woods, to see Sarah Monious- but Sarah Monious had gone on an expedition, and the whole village was silent. So we stayed in her dark cedar cabin, and cooked meals on her old gas stove. There was … Continue reading A Weekend In The Woods, And What I Thought About
The characters-Carrot Quinn, under the axleThe TrainSarah Moniously and Wishbone GeorgesI took a train trip this week. It's a blur- hot heat, dried mangoes and diesel exhaust. Lots of wind and an elderly terrier. I went with my young train-riding apprentice and co-cook, Sarah Moniously. We took along a friend's dog, Wishbone Georges, aka Wibshone, … Continue reading Wishbone Georges Rides The Train To Dunsmuir
It’s dark and hot. Well, not quite dark yet. And not that hot, here by the river. It’s hot in Portland, I think. I’m glad I’m not there.I want to talk about the things I’m afraid of. What are you afraid of? These are the things I’m afraid of--mental illness (my mom is schizophrenic)-mental illness-mental … Continue reading What Are You Afraid Of?
A trip! A strange, bright, stressful trip! A surreal trip! Dirt and rocks and clear thin sunshine! Blood relatives! Pardon the food metaphors! I'm a cook now! More of this story to come later!----------------------------The kind of travel you pay for is just as stressful as the kind of travel you do for free. I don't … Continue reading Nicole and Carrot go to Colorado- Part One