The Nice Thing About Strangers

Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.

A Home on the Horizon

It is just that, as it now suddenly occurs to me, this is the first time in my life that I have been really alone at night. My childhood home, … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · 11 Comments

Iceland. Or The Moon.

How foolish we were to be afraid of loneliness. -Graham Greene. The Heart of the Matter.

November 5, 2012 · 20 Comments

The Task Bandit

The little old man wears a beige outdoor jacket, adorned with many pockets, loops, toggles. He counts his aspirins in a small plastic bag, takes off his shoes, pulls on … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

In-Flight Entertainment

The flight was half Coloradoans catching the first leg of a trip to the US, and half Icelanders heading home after a tour in Germany. I had been trying to … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · 11 Comments

Skip the Map

If you find yourself asking: How did I get here? Isador once said, that probably means you are living a life worth living. –Aleksandar Hemon. The Lazarus Project (yes, AGAIN. … Continue reading

May 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

But It’s a Lovely Sea

And I remember seeing a mess of leaves suddenly go skittering in the wind and into the creek, then floating rapidly down the ocean towards the sea, making me feel … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

An Icelandic Sky and A Rushdie Sigh

A sigh isn’t just a sigh. We inhale the world and breathe out meaning. While we can. While we can. -Salman Rushdie. The Moor’s Last Sigh.

January 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

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