On the topic of Home

What Feels Like Home

“Because I was fifteen and generally an idiot, I thought that the feeling of home I was experiencing had to do with the car and where it was parked, instead of attributing it wholly and gratefully to my sister.” The Dutch House by Ann Patchett Home is not always a place. Sometimes home is not a…

There’s a Spirit in Your House

“Please, just let someone else sleep with you.” I was sitting on my bed and talking to my house. Begging her, actually. A few months earlier, I had put all my personal belongings in storage and moved only some clothes, books, and essentials to Santa Barbara. What I left in my home was furniture and…

A New Lease

Four years ago, I moved to Oklahoma. I had sold my home in Idaho a few months earlier and spent two months on the road touring the south, looking for my next place to live. Oklahoma was not even a remote possibility. That spring, a friend had been in contact with a college president in…

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