TW: domestic abuse Even if you are not regularly on social media it will have been difficult avoid hearing about the Depp/Heard defamation hearing…
"I just accepted that as a part of my life, accepted that forever I would always be a little in the place that I was not.." Spalding Gray
Some of my regulars, the couple with early dementia, have a crime fiction and thriller library of frankly mind-boggling size. It’s larger than some…
This is another part where I have to admit I’m bad at telling a chronological story. So, the first time I went to Florida after Dad died, we got a…
I live in the hills behind a former company town. A two-lane county highway that bisects the village in the valley below us is lined with batt-and-board…
I arrived at the address given to me by the cleaning app, guided there by Google Maps which signs me in on arrival. There's a locked gate. I check the…
So I was not entirely truthful when I said we threw out or burned everything from inside of Dad’s house, because there was one thing. It’s the box. Back…
The clients are a young married couple, born about the time I graduated from college for the first time. On the up and up. The condo is decorated in…
The client lives in one of those new suburbs on the edge of a city south of us. Long straight roads named for ranches whose families, one assumes, sold…
Well, this is going to be awkward. In the last few weeks I’ve had a number of people unsubscribe from this newsletter. The ones who have left a comment…
The mountain where I joined ski patrol is owned and operated by a father and son duo who live in a nearby city and whose main source of income is…
When I met them they seemed like any other couple enjoying retirement. A modest 3/2 bungalow tucked away in a sunny spot on the edge of high desert and…