hannah’s nose fell off.  at first it was just loose, you could lift it up off her face like a hinged door.  but then one day i came home and it was just gone.  i looked around the house for it but couldn’t find it.  i went to see my dad and my uncle to […]

We’re walking up to the border.  right behind the giant painted sign welcoming us to Mexico is an arch of neon lights and flashing shapes: WELCOME TO BUCKETHEADLAND So this is where we’re going to live and find jobs. Ok! I can make this work.  I get a job at a facility that trains dogs. […]

walking hannah, going south on Wesley.  her harness has an extra lead attached to it that is picked up by what i at first think is a bird and laugh at the feeling of hannah being tugged in another direction from my end of the leash.  but as i squint (oh the frustration of being […]

sitting on the floor and talking to Mo on the phone.  She tells me, “Promise you won’t use Chaos Magic. You can’t. It’s too risky.  If he takes advantage of it, he’ll use it against you.  Don’t use it. Not even a little of it!” I’ve got my dog in a shoebox I painted black […]