end of summer :(

Please fire me. I worked as a lifeguard at a water park and a mom came up to me and asked me to tell her weeping, hysterical child that there are no jellyfish in the wave pool.

And a man had his infant child 4 feet deep in the wave pool, I whistled at him and told him all guests under 48 inches must have a life jacket on. He yells back, “I’m in the Coast Guard, I am her life jacket!”

“I start to feel it fade away, there’s nothing I can do”

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My first book has just come out in a brand new fancy edition. Big lovely pages, a new cover, bonus material. Read the story of Lars and his sister Maja as they try and wait out a three year long winter in their massive and seemingly endless home. 

Now’s a great time to grab a copy of The End of Summer, which you can get directly from me. 

Wallace Falls, Washington

I didn’t make it to the top. It took 2 hours for me to get just this far and I still had the hike back down and 5 hours to drive. Definitely going to have to come back and even camp here next year for more exploring.

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can’t go back now: cool nights, yellow fields, and a long trip that takes you to your new home. a playlist for leaving everything you’ve known and starting fresh. 

  1. Can’t Go Back Now // The Weepies (you and me walk on, walk on, walk on, cause you can’t go back now)
  2. This Year // The Mountain Goats (I’m gonna make it through this year if it kills me)
  3. Ghost Towns // Radical Face (I still miss you, there’s no going home, there’s no going home with a name like mine)
  4. Me And Bobby McGee // Janis Joplin (freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose)
  5. Fast Car // Tracy Chapman (you got a fast car, I got a plan to get us out of here)
  6. Lake Of Silver Bells // Carbon Leaf  (so much left for giving in, the year of living dangerously happy)
  7. Hold On // The Cottars (your old hometown is so far away, but inside your head there’s a record playing)
  8. End Of The Summer // Dar Williams (and the colors are much brighter now, it’s like they really want to tell the truth)
  9. Dance Music // The Mountain Goats (I dash upstairs to take cover, lean in close to my little record player on the floor, so this is what the volume knob’s for)