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Back when we lived in Utah, we went to Salt Lake Comic Con every year. Our 2014 trip included two of my favorite moments with my daughter, Lark. These were originally posted on different days on Google+, but I’m pulling them into one post here (since G+ is going the way of the dodo). April […]

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I’ve decided to come out publicly as bisexual. I realized I was bi at at 19 or 20, and came out to a handful of folks over the years, but it’s taken me until age 40 to get to this point. I didn’t think hiding part of my identity was setting a good example for […]

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Ever since I turned 40, I’ve been more aware of, and thinking more often about, my own mortality. (So clichéd! I know.) One of the most comforting things I’ve stumbled across is this Epicurean epitaph: I was not; I have been; I am not; I do not mind. The idea that I won’t exist is […]

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Yesterday was our 10th wedding anniversary, and we spent it in Leavenworth, WA — the first just-us trip we’ve taken since our daughter was born (even further back, actually: the first since our honeymoon). It was a short overnight trip that somehow managed to feel like it lasted much longer, in the best possible way. […]

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On Saturday night, the kiddo and I slept aboard the Arthur Foss, an 1889 tugboat moored on Seattle’s Lake Union. We shared a tiny cabin, toured the ship, and had an absolutely marvelous time. It’s a deceptively large ship — at least as much of it is below the waterline as above it. It weighs […]

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Below, the War Rig. Witness me as I get single-digit gas mileage all the way to Valhalla Seattle. Day one of two: Miles driven: 597 Caffeine consumed: 1 large coffee, 6 Red Bulls States crossed: 3 Percentage of me that feels like roadkill: 73 Current location: Hermiston, OR Utah Some guy cut off my War […]

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What’s that, Empire State Building? I can’t hear you from the top of the Burj Khalifa. Today I hauled 135 boxes up from the basement to the ground floor and staged them for our upcoming move. Then I jogged up and down the stairs a few extra times to hit 163 floors for the day.

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Same-sex marriage: now legal in all 50 states! What an amazing day! When my daughter asks me where I was when I heard the news, “in a McDonald’s drive-thru” is maybe not the most dramatic answer. Holy shit, what a fucking fantastic thing. It’s electric. My whole body feels like it’s vibrating.

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“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook […]

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We just got back from a camping trip in Albion Basin, which is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. Moose are common up there, and we saw not one, but four, in the same evening. The shot below is from Cecret Lake, at about 9,700 feet, with Sugarloaf in the background (11,000 […]

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