Author: Avitable

  • Anastacia Campbell at Six Flags

    repeats yearly

    She was hurricane-force winds of passion and creative energy contained within the fragile walls of a child's soap bubble. Her strength, evident in her writing and photography, was a brilliant beacon, valiantly piercing the darkness until it couldn't anymore.

  • A Year Later: My Interview with Anastacia Campbell

    It's been one year since Stacy Campbell left us. Her sense of humor was as legendary as her eye for beauty, and the world hasn't been the same without her. She was sarcastic, dark, absurd, brilliant, and compassionate, and she touched each of us with her words, her photos, or her soul.

  • To beard or not to beard: My Beard Adventures experience

    "You should let your beard grow out," she cupped my chin with one of her hands. For almost ten years, I'd kept my beard maintained with weekly trips to my neighborhood barber shop. In my head, there were two options: a close trim or looking homeless. It never occurred to me that there was another way. I turned my head on my pillow to face her. "You think so? Don't you think it would look disheveled and awful?"

  • Your birthday.

    When we got together, tremendous things occurred. Mountains shifted, gods bowed on bended knees, and the unlikely became SOP.

  • Voices Carry: Nine Years Old

    This was just what all brother/sister relationships must be like, right? It wasn’t until I started getting older that his behaviors began to feel “off”. How he wanted no one around to witness us "playing." How he constantly stepped outside of the room to check for our parents. This began to feel wrong. All wrong.