In the interest of documenting my process, I've posted a collection of personal essays from my old site that didn't automatically migrate when I set up this site. (Sadly, all the comments were lost.) The posts are long and rambling and somewhat conversational. These stories are special to me because they document the beginning of my obsession with The Bella Vista Motel, and are examples of a more personal point of view on writing and life experience. I believe there's more to being a writer than spitting out fiction. There's also being a human with a personal history.