Someone’s In The Kitchen

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My kitchen is 16 inches by 36 inches, made up of a single-basin sink and a two-burner propane stove. I have two pans (I mistakenly left my third pan in Portland, d’oh), four coffee mugs, four bowls, a french press, … Continued

Shine A Little Light On The Road

Despite the impression that one might have, based on the fact that I write a blog about my depression, open relationship, parenting, and travels, I am deeply inclined toward hiding. I don’t like for people to know that I feel … Continued

Appreciating The Best Things


One of my favorite things about being on the road is enjoying the particular specialties of our favorite people. The other morning, I woke up in a house that has a whole section of the kitchen dedicated to coffee makers. … Continued

Who Do You Love?

During one of our recent interviews someone said, “I hope that I come to love my son for who he is, not just what he is.” That moment crystalized for me. In the smudgy comic book of my mind people … Continued

Doing the work of relationships

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Every day when I wake up, I try to take a moment to remind myself about how incredibly lucky I am. I tend to get caught up in my grump, or in the anxieties that swirl around inside my head. … Continued

Old stuff


I have a lot of stuff. I have always thought, “I wish I had less stuff,” while simultaneously accumulating more things. I don’t really know why I have always had such a hard time letting go of things, but I … Continued

For The Love of…


In taking on this adventure, the first thing Rose and I did was go through a lot of introspection and conversation. Part of being intentional about how we build our family meant being aware and honest about our own failings … Continued

What Love Is Not and What Love Is


This is a collaborative work of the 50 Love Project, Rose and Carlos del Rio.  We are now 6-months into the adventure of investigating how people build their families and communities. One of our central goals is to explore all … Continued

The Be a Dad Project: Year in Review


  I have been a dad now for a year. It has been a big year. 2 Countries 8 states Rolling, crawling, walking, screaming And major changes to our family To arm Rockford for life I have endeavored to instill … Continued