Bartender Wisdom

It seems like another lifetime ago now; in 2003 I worked as a wildland fire fighter out at the Mormon Lake guard station on engine 5.1. I’ve worked for the Forest Service in some different capacities after that summer, but it was my favorite time. The terrific men and women I worked with mad…

Crows on a Cloud

Each year I dread the moment stores decide it’s appropriate to begin broadcasting Christmas music over the speakers. Overeager Christmas decorations crowd out turkeys and gourds. Coworkers hum carols through the office. My own house turned into a winter wonderland complete with two Christmas…

College Chronicles

As the semester comes to an end, it can be a good time to reflect on everything that has happened and everything that will change in the new year. For me, I’ll have one semester of college left, which I’d rather not think about just yet, and I’ll be saying, “Goodbye for now,” to a lot of my …