THE PERSISTENCE OF VISION

November 8, 2019

Last night our local weather man dropped the news: the first freezing cold of the season would be here next Wednesday night. As if it had been listening in, this morning the garden shone with golden sunlight reflected and refracted through crystalline dewdrops, and was...

August 5, 2019

So many aspects of modern life feel like getting a fire hose blast to the face--overwhelming rivers of terrible news offered up alongside targeted advertisements and Internet drama by the metric ton. Every time I open my browser I'm hit with the relentless, horrifying...

July 30, 2019

For those following along at home, I've updated the species lists with a few months' worth of observations. There are new entries in plants, insects, and reptiles, as well as newly minted pages with amphibians and mollusks. As always, if any of you experts out there no...

June 6, 2019

 As I've grown older I've come to appreciate the all the beauty in the natural world, even the wet stuff. It's damned inconvenient for driving into town, though.

June 6, 2019

I'm bogged down in novel writing, story revisions, and garden wrangling, but I wanted to drop a quick note about my latest poem, published by the nice folks at Strange Horizons. It was inspired by the experience of watching my mother's house, the place I spent my...

May 2, 2019

What my protagonist is thinking about this morning.

April 18, 2019

Rough weather is predicted for our area today, but before it arrived, I took my camera on a quick walk around the garden.

April 1, 2019

An artist who composes and plays badass modern classical music.

March 6, 2019

Including my story, "A Gardener's Guide to the Apocalypse."

After the 2016 US Presidential election, I spent weeks nearly overwhelmed by despondency and anger. It felt as if the country I loved had deliberately turned its back on progress - as if hate and divisive polit...

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