Romania, October 2013

I finally got back to Romania after almost six years gone.  It’s my wife’s homeland, my second home, and a certain blessing every time I return.   This trip was especially memorable since we were welcoming a new brother to the family–that is to say, my wife’s little sister got married. While there, I found myself… Continue reading Romania, October 2013

A Roof of One’s Own

Down the sterile, stagnant hall, a door was open: Exit.  Stairs.  She and I had nothing pressing, so I squeezed her hand in mine, and we stepped through—through and the musk was scattered by a breeze, through and up a short half-flight, through and we arrived on the unguarded roof. The tight confines of the… Continue reading A Roof of One’s Own

Indonesia v. Liverpool FC

Jakarta, July 20, 2013 Flares sizzle, hiss, and menace angry orange, smoke pours from mouths of pounding fireworks, and the chants and rants of frantic, unison youth rumble and split the sticky fog of sweat and fumes.   On the pitch, men sprint and kick, give rise to frenzied shouts of hordes ringing round, hordes… Continue reading Indonesia v. Liverpool FC

Kadillac Ranch — Amarillo TX

The grills are buried so symmetrically and fins spiked so precisely, so aligned, that in the whip of earthbound dust and heave of heaven’s blue, we know it’s by design.   We gather there, we passing masses dragged from freeway travel, all to leave our mark on rusted hulls, these psychedelic flags which speak to… Continue reading Kadillac Ranch — Amarillo TX