James conquers nuts.

I remember pulling into the parking garage, turning off my car and sitting in the silence, thinking, “Maybe this would all be so much easier if I just wasn’t alive anymore.” I starting thinking about all of the things that kept me going, the things that helped me push forward, the things that made all … More James conquers nuts.

Airplanes, Loneliness, Heartbreak and Eye Contact.

I’m terrified of flying but it doesn’t matter.  I sat on the plane as it rolled around the airport through the thin, misty Portland rain.  As the plane picked up speed and forced the rain to hit the windows harder, I felt the familiar sensation of gut-wrenching, out-of-control terror flicker to life inside me.  It … More Airplanes, Loneliness, Heartbreak and Eye Contact.