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Lay of the Land

At the Gate

WHEELCHAIRS IN WILD SPACES in wild spaces shouldn’t be an anomaly some thirty years since the Americans with Disabilities Act, but here I am, in front of another gate, asserting my right Continue reading

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A black and white lithograph of an egg head with eyes half emerging from a black stand. Odilon Redon, The Egg, 1885. Lithograph in black on ivory china paper laid down on ivory wove paper, 17.25 × 12.36 inches (sheet), art institute chicago

Reading in the Dark

PICTURE ME: seven years old, curled shell-like around a book, oblivious to anything beyond the borders of the page. For as long as I can remember, I have been unable to resist Continue reading

Lay of the Land
a multicolored look through a kaleidoscope. A wheel with pink, green, and blue streaks.

Adaptive Joy

Grief lives in the body; crip grief lives in the crip body. And I am working out my crip grief by moving in a crip way on this land, on this trike. Continue reading

Lay of the Land
Bellingham ocean at dusk, blue everywhere, with islands of the Puget Sound in the background.

A Drinkable Beauty

MY HOMETOWN of Bellingham, Washington, is a last corner of the continental United States, a final chew of land before the long drink of the Pacific. We’re bound to the west by Continue reading