Construction and remodeling. Accounting. IT guy for mid-size businesses. Too many careers for someone still in his mid-thirties. I go for walks when I can, and write when hallucinating or discontent. Blog at http://thelocalyarn.com.
783 words in 9 moments in 3 cities since November 18th, 2013
Robbinsdale — The local name for it is “Space Management” — the ritual clearing of snow, not just to the degree needed for unimpeded movement, but obsessively cleaning out snow all the way to the exact edge of the...
Minneapolis — “The rain continued. It was a hard rain, a perpetual rain, a sweating and steaming rain; it was a mizzle, a downpour, a fountain, a whipping at the eyes, an undertow at the ankles; it was a rain to...
Robbinsdale — Even with swarms of cars moving into and out of the block like locusts, there are slices of time inside which you could imagine you were in a small town, in the middle of nowhere, at midnight.
Robbinsdale Marching Band, giving a free concert to residents. The longest continuously operating band in the country, since 1906.
Writing, recording and editing. Nearly finished.
Numb-ers, the antithesis of creativity
Tucking in the snow at the edge of the driveway
On the way home after running out for coffee.
A Thanksgiving walk with family in rural Wisconsin.
Guess the age: worn plank in the bed of a pickup truck.
Walking home from work at 6:20 on a weeknight.
Stepped outside after a long afternoon running payroll to catch the last bit of afternoon November sun. It's 34° F. No children are visible.