last night i drove to Vail to catch up with some Glacier Park friends. we were six people in a studio apartment, but we pulled together some sort of thanksgiving. a borrowed card table, mismatched dishes, dance music at the dinner table, and irreverent homemade headwear. dan cooked all night and wowed us with culinary magic.
in recent years: unusual celebrations are the usual.


so here's a new adventure: i'm living in a dorm for the first time.
there will even be a roommate, any day now.

my room is cold and concrete. i'm subsisting on ramen noodles and oatmeal packets. the hallway smells of dank snowboard boots. but hell! i've lived with a terrible hoarder, and in a row-house with four screaming german kids, and in a wooden box in the forest with no bathroom...

this dorm is cheap and slope-side, and i think i dig it.


lake superior on film.

today i'm headed to colorado for my new winter job. i'm working at another ski resort for the season, slinging pizzas for my season pass.


from the north shore in the fall.

1) the view from our hotel in grand marais
2) lunch on the north shore scenic drive
3) we are particularly fond of rock beaches
4) fried herring at the angry trout
5) grand marais harbor