Category: Words

My dad has been trying to escape his whole life

A few days after Thanksgiving, my dad ran away from my niece’s home where he was staying after running away from his home in Kentucky. He wandered the streets for a few hours until my niece found him and tried to take him home. Unfortunately, his dementia has progressed to include “behavioral disturbances,” a very clinical way to name uncontrollable… Read more →

Photo by Mike Higdon

Creativity is an exhausting slog, punctuated by moments of joy

Creativity vacillates between dopamine-fueled highs and soul-sucking lows. That’s what makes it so fun and terrifying. It’s not for everybody. People write all these blog posts about how to be creative, I assume, for the folks who are already creative but are currently living on the soul-sucking half of the wave and need someone to tell them how to be creative all. day.… Read more →

Chuck Norris: The Manliest Man Alive

A blast from the past, I interviewed Chuck Norris back in 2006. It was one of my favorite stories I wrote in college. It was lost when the hosting for the Nevada Sagebrush expired, so here it is again for old time sake. Denting the world, one kick at a time According to “facts” floating around on the Internet, Chuck… Read more →