A Field Offering

On most visits to a coastal margin, I make something I call a “beach offering.” Beaches are places to find all manner of mysteries in object form. Like children, dogs, and many adults I know, I like to pick those things up. If the picking up is mostly curiosity, the giving back – that’s the … More A Field Offering

Florilegium: Palestinian Walks

When I’m not writing about walking and landscape, I’m reading about it. A favorite journal, Empty Mirror, has this week published a book review of mine, discussing someone else’s landscape encounters – human rights lawyer Raja Shehadeh‘s, in his 2008 collection of Palestinian Walks. I’ve written multiple book reviews for Publisher’s Weekly, but those are … More Florilegium: Palestinian Walks

Mother & Moon

Published this week in Mojave Heart Review: Mother and Moon. They’ve set it beautifully, a nice clean reading experience, so please click through above.. They don’t use photos with the pieces, though, and you know I always do…so please scroll below, too. :)   Mother & Moon   Hummingbird fills up the symmetrical cup of … More Mother & Moon

Duck, Duck, Goose

Read it here in Mojave Heart Review or read below:   Duck, Duck, Goose   Why am I pleased with the rattle and shout of the towhee? Intrusive, right? Didn’t I say I like a quiet morning?   The train fills up at seven a.m. with the hue and cry of these people — no … More Duck, Duck, Goose

Chaparral Fragments

Hello friends, I’m excited to announce that I’ve got some poems up just today, in the October 2018 issue of Mojave Heart Review! Loosely, MHR seeks a desert theme. No desert-dweller, I’m surprised how perennially fascinated I am by spare and arid landscapes, how much I’ve begun to seek them out. I suppose it’s not … More Chaparral Fragments