With his back to our cubed mess of belongings, Zach lowered the UHaul door and secured our household goods with the combination lock from my Flathead High School days. I pitied any fool desperate enough to unlock and simultaneously unleash 12,000 pounds worth of stuff. “We won’t need to check if anything’s shifted. That’s for […]More
North to Alaska
When the world shut down in 2020, we packed-up and moved. From Alabama to Alaska. One UHaul, one mini-van, two dogs. Over 4,500 miles. These are our stories.
Montgomery, Alabama is haunted. By lonesome whippoorwills among the whisperings and the camellias and the pines. Steepled shadows on Dexter Avenue and the cold bronze likeness of the little woman who started it all. On her corner she stands no tired bone in her body, demurely resistant. Hank by the Riverboat emulates the blue spirit […]More
I look back now and see the lesson unfurl like some faded map. For a girl wired to plot and plan and see the thing through to the exhausted end, weeks of no move date and a route still to-be-determined primed me for one of two possible responses: to rise, or stumble again through a […]More