A Prayer for My Solitude, in a Wild Place Not Home

About a year ago, I rented for the weekend a tiny house that hangs out over a mountainside, with a view of the sea. Until then, I’d never traveled for the purpose of spending an entire weekend alone… … More A Prayer for My Solitude, in a Wild Place Not Home


New poem! Filed among “The Unreal” (is it?) at Quail Bell Magazine. I love how Quail Bell always chooses an image that’s totally different from what the author might pick. It lets the reader (and the author) view the piece a little differently. The picture above is mine, chosen (among other reasons) for its location, … More Sedimentary

Left Over From Eden – Best Essays 2018 Finalist

Now that we’ve left 2018 behind (and I hear so many sighs of relief), I’m pleased to share something good with that year attached. My essay Left Over From Eden was selected as a finalist for Adelaide Literary Magazine’s Best Essays of 2018. The anthology has just been released, and you can read it online here. If you … More Left Over From Eden – Best Essays 2018 Finalist

Millennials Now Ruining Morning Walks

Of all the poems I’ve written, this one bears both my silliest and my favorite title. And it’s appropriate that it’s up today in Cascadia Rising Review’s Issue 3, because it was written in conversation with the Southern California home I’m headed back to shortly for a Christmas visit. It’s also written in “conversation” (although … More Millennials Now Ruining Morning Walks

Creation Story

Quail Bell is a magazine for “real and unreal stories from around the world.” Today, that includes one of my poems! Any creation story is both of those themes — in infinitely unfolding ways, infinitely worth unpacking. Click to read this one at Quail Bell, along with visual art that may let you see it … More Creation Story