• Finding Jeffery: The Back Story

    We were a working-class family slogging through the tired, rain-soaked towns of Western Oregon, six kids clawing for consequence amid the throes of our mother’s venom and vodka—the 12 houses in 18 years, the characters who came and went through the doors, and the fathers who seemed so indifferent to it all. Finding Jeffery is the… Continue Reading

  • Prison Rules

    I’m the father of three athletic, competitive boys. And I, myself, am a former athletic, competitive boy. That means things usually get interesting when the balls get rolled out around here for friendly family competitions. Miniature golf, table tennis, Monopoly—nobody likes to lose at any of it. Ever. So, on the competitive scale of Riley… Continue Reading