The All-American Road Trip

One of my bucket list items is to one day go on The All-American Road Trip. I wanna go full throttle on the open road in a bright red 1965 Ford Mustang convertible: American flag bandanna around my head Rambo-style and a bald eagle hovering auspiciously in the periphery. Along the way I pass Peter…

A Snippet of Seattle Public Transportation

A couple of weeks ago my dear dear 1999 Honda Civic started making strange noises and shaking. After a visit to the mechanic, she was diagnosed with the car version of pancreatic cancer: the head gasket needed to be replaced. I’d been holding onto her for a while because she belonged to my grandmother, may…

(Not-So-Little) Little Debbie Cake: The Best Thing I’ve Ever Made

Every once in a while we are presented with an opportunity to make a lifetime dream come true. Chance and fate play an intricate weaving game throughout our lives and we never know if we’ll get a shot at being truly great. I recently stumbled upon a chance to go for the gold. Gold in the form…

Go Dumpster Diving

My first experience with dumpster* diving happened, as I like to imagine it does for most people: in college. I was out one spring night with friends at a bar in downtown Bellingham, WA. My hipster friend Maia and I went outside to get some fresh air. We were laughing and talking when suddenly we…

Dr. Hippy: A “Non-Western” Medicine Experience (part 3)

{Part 3 of a story about a very strange doctor I have been seeing as part of my last year on my parent’s medical insurance. Read Part 1 and Part 2} This time I went into the office a good half hour before my scheduled appointment and ended up having to wait a full 50 minutes…