Author Archives: Rebecca Wilson

29 Things About Guns

The first time I shot a gun, I was about ten. My dad drove me out to a gravel pit on federal land behind our house. He nestled the .22 rifle against my shoulder and told me to relax. I … Continue reading

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I Love You Guys So Much

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And a Blessed St. Lucia’s Day to You

My work is providing Christmas for four military families. This morning, I watched the HR coordinator get teary as she dealt with the piles and piles of toys and clothes that co-workers had heaped on her desk. “I know there … Continue reading

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Good News You Guys, I Still Have A Job

But the day was bonkers. For the first time during the Great Recession, I’ve sat through a day of layoffs. I think it drove everyone a little nutty. People cried. Interestingly, the teary people were not the laid-off people. The … Continue reading

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How Will This Play Out?

The time: this morning. The place: my house. RZ: Are you biking or driving to work? Me: Biking, but if I get laid off, I’ll need you to come get me. RZ: Okay. The ride was misty and windy, but … Continue reading

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Cycling: Why I Love It, What It’s Taught Me & How Not to Be A Dick

I mentioned previously that I have ridden my bike about a 1,000 miles, more or less, since August. It’s now my main method of transportation. This wasn’t a goal, it just seemed like the best way to get to my … Continue reading

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This Is It

Once again, I’ll be blogging every day (or so) in December. This time it’s free-form, but if there is a theme, it’s this: Enjoy Yourself, The World Is Ending. But even if it’s not, I’d better like it anyway. Consider … Continue reading

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Long Days

I don’t know if people outside of the Pacific Northwest think of Oregon as wine country. It is. I enjoy drinking wine, but not nearly as much as I love being in the middle of rolling hills covered in grapes. … Continue reading

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Come, come, you wasp

Hello, it’s been a while. I’ve been busting my ass, like I said. It’s not a great reason, true, but something has to give, and it’s not going to be sleep, damnit. In 2012, I’ve spent too much time feeling … Continue reading

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Four Miles East of Mitchell

It’s been a while. I’ve started a new thing, with some other people, most of whom I’ve never met. It’s new, so I don’t know what to say beyond: we get assignments and have one week to do them. This … Continue reading

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