i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
2:32 PM: jiggity jig
phoenix was remarkably unremarkable! we completely lucked out on the timing: no big lines anywhere (though we saw them on our return trip). the tsa agent was even kind about the burning man credit-card-sized knife i accidentally left in my wallet.
we got to see my aunt julie's new place, which is a jewel at the foot of the superstition mountains. it would be worth living in arizona to see the sun and moon set over the city like that every night, to watch the city lights twinkle in the valley like a bowl of stars waiting for the big dipper to scoop them up and scatter them across the sky, to be able to see the milky way drift like a curtain overhead.
my dad says he's almost 100% better. his hair is growing back in. he's developed a blaze of white at his crown, just a little one, like a horse.