57 Gravel

Redding, Ca. // "I'm an aspiring geologist," Douggy pulled out another box from the back seat of his dingy old sedan and set it on the trunk deck. A tackle box and some larger Tupperware containers already sat open, overflowing onto the mobile workbench of well-worn gold paint. A few unique shapes caught my eye, …

Puzzle Queen

San Diego, Ca // Evelyn is my roommate. She's 91 years old but she still wants to ride a hot air balloon someday. When I moved in a few weeks ago, her 500-piece Christmas puzzle was still mostly disassembled and she told me it would probably take a couple of months for her to complete …

The Lonely Tree

Etna, Calif. // I’m back in Etna, California - my hometown in Scott Valley, a remote ranching community just south of the Oregon border. Population: 700. In the 10 years since I have been gone, the number of things that have changed I can count on one hand. It’s the most beautiful place on earth. …