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New Tunes – Chris Bathgate

The theme of a lot of the therapy I’ve been doing for myself lately is getting to a place where I embrace my emotions instead of feeling guilty about them or shoving them off to the side so that they don’t cause problems. My therapist is like, feeling crazy? Go crazy. Feeling sad? Cry. Reclusive? [...]

Weekend Handmade

Packed with more than 40 DIY projects separated into three different sections of Make, Grow, and Gather, Weekend Handmade not only takes aim at people like me who start to sweat when they see a glue gun, but also provides fresh ideas for those who carry one around their waist in a holster. Author Kelly [...]

Suffering my lineage

My Granny Hamilton used to keep her Christmas decorations up all year. I resemble her more than any other grandparent which you can see thrills the shit out of Chuck.


On New Years Day we walked through Dolores Park in San Francisco and watched men play tennis without their shirts on. SHIRTLESS IN JANUARY. Maggie saw me shaking my head, so she pointed to the sky and then all around her. “This, Armstrong,” she said. “This is why I live here.”