Dreadless: In Conclusion

If you are new to this series, please start here: Dreadless: An Introduction. It’s a stormy Friday afternoon in February, 2016. I’m working on my blog when my brother calls. He needs a ride to a small town about a half-hour south of here, where his car broke down last weekend. It’s been fixed and […]

Dreadless: Permission to Be

If you are new to this blog series, please start here: Dreadless: An Introduction. Oregon, somewhere south of Portland, May 2015. I’ve had my license for less than a month. I’m lying in a hammock under two fir trees at the far end of an enormous rest area. It’s so big that I can barely […]

Dreadless: Everything Is a Dance

If you are new to this blog series, please begin here: Dreadless: An Introduction. A man rides a black horse out in the middle of a verdant field. The horse dances, crossing her feet, gliding gracefully backward, then forward again, moving as if gravity cannot touch her. The man’s seat¬†atop her is elegant and effortless. […]

Dreadless: What is Fear?

If you are new to this blog series, please begin here: Dreadless: An Introduction. Six months after I started learning how to drive for the umpteenth time–and made more¬†progress with it than ever before–I had mastered the basic skills, but I was also still making dangerous mistakes. Something strange was happening to my attention. I […]