In September, Casey and I flew to Colorado to meet up with childhood friends. The gathering was to celebrate my dear Myra’s 30th birthday, but we went out a few days early to also celebrate our third anniversary. Day 1 We arrived in Denver in the late afternoon, grabbed our rental car (a Chevy […]
2017 has been a hard one for new ideas. My brain is bogged down in the political and moral fights the year has wrought. But creating in such a space also allows for the combination of art and politics. A while back, I created a chalkboard for Gather featuring the words of Mitch McConnell regarding […]
If you want amazing scenery and challenging hiking, southern Chile’s Torres del Paine is the park for you. Here I’ll detail how we booked, what we packed, and what we explored. The seed of this trip began when I watched the documentary 180° South. With that first glimpse of Patagonia, I knew I needed to go. […]
I’m so, so honored to have placed first in the creative nonfiction category in Still: The Journal’s annual writing contest! Read the full essay here. Also be sure to check out the other amazing pieces. My friend Natalie Sypolt won first in fiction, and the winning poem is incredible. In addition, the amazing Meg Wilson (who […]
Here’s a fantastic video about my Great Uncle George and the Erwin Nine. s&s erwin 9 from john becker on Vimeo.
As a child, I was terrified of fire. After a fire marshal came to my elementary school to teach us basic fire safety, such as having a plan and using stop-drop-and-roll, I doubled down on my fear. I slept on the side of the bed closest to the door, in case I needed to run […]
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Every once in a while, as a child, you encounter a book that becomes part of your own narrative. When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant was one such book for me. It details the daily life of a girl growing up in the Appalachian Mountains—she tells of her days spent swimming in the […]
The big boards are up! Visit Gather : handmade shoppe & Co. : in Fountain Square Mall here in Bloomington to see them in real life.
I just got the delivery of this year’s xoxo press holiday cards! They will be up on Etsy soon but will also be available in Gather, here in Bloomington.