Posts tagged as: 2012

Nothing Lasts Forever

February 19th, 2013 - posted under: The Farm » Family

Separation. As summer was drawing to a close, it was becoming very clear that neither Damian nor I were willing to face another Portland winter. We had tried, very hard, to make Portland feel like “our city” again, but the dead-weight dread we both felt in our guts each time we considered the impending autumn [...]

But I’m not gonna live my life / On one side of an ampersand

February 17th, 2013 - posted under: The Farm » Family

A big one, August. At the very start of the month we traveled south to Shasta county, our annual trip to see my brother and his family. My father came up too, like he does every year, and we stayed in the same little cabin right on the river. I love this place. Do you [...]

the fantasy hides a fractured facade; facade; facade; facade

February 14th, 2013 - posted under: The Farm » Family

July. Summer. The summer that looked so good and felt so bad. This July was perhaps the summeriest summer I’ve ever had in my life, filled with park play and fountains, homemade ice cream, out-of-town weekends, BBQs and picnics, and – well, you’ll see. Underneath all that sun and play, was a painful unraveling at [...]

I ate the red berries / And fell into the pond / I found myself in a dream / Where all my worries were gone

February 12th, 2013 - posted under: The Farm » Family

What can I say about June, besides: “Strawberries!” Oh yes, even though it rained heavily until well past mid-month, we took advantage of those clear days. And we picked many, many strawberries in June. I was already feeling so much better, physically, than I had in years, so it was amazing to get outside and [...]

“caught it early, prognosis is good”

February 11th, 2013 - posted under: The Farm » Family

May is like a floozy of a month, don’t you think? It’s so close to June, which is yay-hooray summer (except in Portland, where summer waits until July to show up), but it’s still quite cold and gloomy and each warm sunny day is just a big ol’ tease. Amiright? But we started off the [...]