Stories

Jul
30
36 Hours of Soccer in Orlando

36 Hours of Soccer in Orlando

A meandering reflection of my third wedding anniversary spent at stadiums with the only woman to ever fully accept my obsession with the beautiful game.
8 min read
Dec
04
Can My 9-Month Old American Daughter Love Everton?

Can My 9-Month Old American Daughter Love Everton?

A women's Merseyside Derby and the hope of a soccer-obsessed father for his family.
7 min read
Oct
15
Inheriting a Love for the Outdoors

Inheriting a Love for the Outdoors

I was 7 years old the first time I watched my dad clean a catfish. We were in the kitchen
1 min read
Aug
13
Discovering Peace on the River

Discovering Peace on the River

My dad told the story again in late June in Jonathan’s workshop, with saltwater, spin, and fly rods hanging
1 min read
May
17
A Heavenly Fish

A Heavenly Fish

A short story dedicated to my friend Jonathan The fly was an olive green color, and in the grey cloudlight
3 min read
Apr
07
My Hero, Batistuta

My Hero, Batistuta

At some point as children, we look to heroes who provide us something our parents cannot. For me, that person was Batigol, the great Argentinian striker of the '90s.
6 min read
Feb
17
The American Offensive

The American Offensive

Chapter XIV The women cried when we got back from Europe. They said they missed us, but we couldn’t
6 min read
Dec
07
Elephant

Elephant

This short story is inspired by the song “Elephant” by Jason Isbell. Emily’s long porcelain legs shivered in the
3 min read
May
02
The Penalty Kick

The Penalty Kick

A short story and a reflection on childhood imagination and World Cup finals.
4 min read
Jan
17
The Boy in the Sand

The Boy in the Sand

The boys played shirtless in the rain as the wooden boats of the local fisherman headed back to shore. It
5 min read