September 2009


30 September 2009 · 2 comments

Kris and I spent last weekend at the coast with Micahel and Laura and their two children. I found a great used bookstore, but I also found time to indoctrinate the kids in the joys of comic books.

Walk With Me

29 September 2009 · 8 comments

I plan to walk the Portland Marathon this weekend. Anyone care to join me for part of the way?

Through a Glass, Darkly

22 September 2009 · 9 comments

Kris calls this fixation on the things of youth “childish”, and she means it with the negative implications of that word. I don’t agree with her. I think it’s fine to like the things we enjoyed as children.

Clam Chowder Season

17 September 2009 · 3 comments

Autumn here, and that means clam chowder weather. I made my first batch of the season tonight. It seems especially good, so I’m setting down the modifications I made to my base recipe. If I’m lucky, I’ll be able to replicate this batch again in the future.

Best. Summer. Ever.

16 September 2009 · 7 comments

I nodded in agreement as I listened to Mike’s story. I was suddenly able to articulate something I’ve been feeling lately. “Actually,” I said, “I’m happy now, too. This may have been the best summer of my entire life.”

A Blogging Sin

15 September 2009 · 2 comments

Because two weeks have gone by without a single post here, I instead commit a blogging sin: I write about how little I am writing.

I thought it would be useful to set down a record of the process. A lot of people have questions about what goes into writing and publishing a book. Maybe my experience can help answer some questions.