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November 29, 2019

Please welcome Anessa Hanson, a friend of Jason's. Anessa is 12 and she is passionate about volleyball, math, and English. 

“A drop of ink can make a million think” Lord Byron


Luck. When pe...

October 10, 2019

It’s not the kind of rain that causes you to desperately run for cover. It’s also not the kind of rain that Seattle is known for and just seems to float in the air, not ever really getting you completely wet. In my opinion, this is the worst kind of rain. The kind of r...

September 17, 2019

It was sometime between dawn and dusk. To be honest, the night and day blended together in a frozen, windy, and wet flurry. Time seemed to stand still, due in part to the fact that I kept losing my phone in my sleeping bag; our only clock. What added to the confusion w...

September 3, 2019

Shortly after I met Zach, I met a doctor in Colorado. He is a plastic surgeon, but not the kind that helps people with insecurities look younger. He’s the kind that helps kids with birth defects live more normal lives. He has a beautiful home and beautiful wife. As we...

August 27, 2019

Combat medics have always fascinated me. They are a rare breed that carry weapons in combat but tasked to provide help to those in need. They fight alongside their brothers in arms. Their guns are in the firefight until someone gets hit at which point they put their gu...

August 13, 2019

Read Part 1 here

When my parents finally met they were either running from a broken home or were in the midst of a home soon to be broken. Divorce a common thread in their story. The destructive force that the bomb of divorce represented to each family was felt complete...

August 6, 2019

This one time my mom underestimated a monkey. She wasn’t to blame. I suppose I would have done the same given the circumstance.

Regardless, it happened. What I really mean to say is she caught a monkey, but not without a bout of underestimation. Around the same time my...

July 23, 2019

Yes often leads to terror for me. I’m always nervous. I used to second-guess myself a lot. I would get really worried about whether or not I would fail. I often do fail. I also often embarrass myself. But that’s the cost of pushing into the unknown. That’s the cost of...

July 18, 2019

I patiently wait in the office, nerves on high alert, adrenaline flowing. I try to control my breathing without much success as I stand, clenching the 9mm Glock in my trembling hands. Breathe. Relax. I notice my wet palms as I recheck the gun to make sure a round is in...

May 14, 2019

Life had been going very well for us since I took the job as a commercial banker in Seattle. I had relative success with work. Stephanie and I were finally living in the area we wanted to raise our kids long term. We were close to buying a house. We were out of debt. T...

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