Pat is a lifelong Oregonian, a nearly two-and-a-half decade high school teacher, a twenty-year husband, a fumbling and well-intentioned father of two teenagers, and an emerging storyteller. He’s been lucky enough to have traveled, and in doing so, has garnered both a literal and metaphoric taste for the adventurous. You’ll find traces of some of those awkward adventures, as well as hints at growing up in awkwardly progressive white Eugene, Oregon, amid an awkwardly beautiful and complex family in his tales. Most people he knows think he’s a pretty nice dude, some people think he’s funny, his family seems to enjoy his cooking, and he thinks life is pretty darn grand.
By Arnel Mandilag