the coolest small town in America

As it turns out, Berlin, MD is exactly what it claims to be On the whole, I tend to be skeptical when faced with self-appointed titles.  As my family’s car sped past the sign announcing Berlin, Maryland as “The Coolest Small Town In America,” I felt the usual inner cynicism.  “Says who?” I asked, eightContinue reading “the coolest small town in America”

it’s not the worst case, kind of [Bear Brook State Park]

The hike started as an easy walk in the woods. We meandered through the forest with the sun filtering in and out of the trees. A creek flowed next to us. We crossed it and got glimpses of the ridge line as we hiked upwards. Then came the sketchy spot; AKA a combination of snow,Continue reading “it’s not the worst case, kind of [Bear Brook State Park]”

the why of water and witches

How could anybody have you? How anybody have you and lose you? How could anybody have you and lose you and not lose their mind too?” -st. vincent, “los ageless” It took a good twenty or thirty minutes to navigate from the airport, where I’d rented the car, to Santa Monica. I gripped the wheelContinue reading “the why of water and witches”