Life is getting longer and more complex than I expected, and it seems I really do need a place to pull it all together, just in case something happens. Here, on this site, I intend to share things that I’ve worked on alone or with others, going back 15 years at least, both scholarly and otherwise. The site is meant for friends, family, strangers—everyone. I’ll do my best to keep it updated, accurate, and useful. Please feel free to make suggestions and observations, as they occur to you.
The photo above is one I took of the ‘black hill’ that gives Tucson its name in Tohono O’odham language, as seen through a wheatpasted west-facing window from the Immaculate Heart Academy off of South Sixth Avenue, where I once lived. You probably know that I have a genetic visual condition called ocular albinism that makes things fuzzy in the distance, but also sometimes intensely beautiful. If you’re more than 15 feet away from me at any given moment, it’s possible you look something along those lines.
This Web site is composed on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) people, who for millennia have passed on their culture, history, and traditions from one generation to the next here in this place, which many currently call Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.