Twin Lakes Beach in Santa Cruz, California

Catching sunset at the beach while Will makes 8 pizzas. We all gotta do our part.

Fire department training in Monterey, California

Portland MAX memorial wall at Hollywood Transit Center

It’s official: 14 years of staring at a screen and scribbling in a notebook for a living. Starting a business is like taking flight without knowing if you’ll stay in the air. I can’t explain it, but I haven’t touched the ground yet. Thanks for your patience and support. The 17-year-old kid who skipped school to freelance could never have imagined any of this.

My friends get cold emails offering jobs in management. I get cold emails offering armed bodyguard services. Time to reevaluate life.

Kawehi at Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, Oregon

Previously:
Looper (2016) — Kawehi in Portland, Oregon
On Repeat (2014) — Kawehi in Brooklyn, New York

At Keller Auditorium in Portland, Oregon

Almost made coffee with no beans. Just water with a hint of metal coffee filter. So it’s gonna be like that today.

Two kids were laughing and playing in the snow. I tried to capture their moment of joy on my phone, but the whole thing looks really sinister in the photo. Which pleases me even more.

Now-a-days you hear people not going to college and starting businesses and it’s just kind of this sexy, understood concept. Be smart, work 24/7 on your start-up. It wasn’t like that when I was getting started; college was something that was pushed onto many kids in my particular generation. I didn’t have the money for college and it seemed better to take a year off and figure some things out. It was a big decision to not attend college, it was a decision out of necessity.

— Chuck Anderson in an interview with Chicago Creatives

Yes. I shared this exact experience and feeling.

Daisy with her mother and sister on New Year’s Day in Crozet, Virginia

“It looks like you’re a gangster trying to hack into something.” —Daisy’s 11-year-old sister seeing me work

Previously: Biography

Daisy and Amy in southeast Portland, Oregon