Thoughts Rise Heavily

“What I try to do is write. I may write for two weeks ‘the cat sat on the mat, that […]

Publishing Notes

My story “The Piscine Gifts” has been reprinted by Nin Harris in the debut issue of Truancy, a venue for […]

Tolkien quote: If you really want to know what Middle-earth is based on, it's my wonder and delight in the earth as it is, particularly the natural earth.

Wonder and Delight

i. I loved this photo that I shot with my iPhone last week; you can’t even tell that it wasn’t […]


1. In a couple of weeks, I’m heading off to the Santa Cruz mountains to participate in a weekend yoga […]

Place and Character

Completely unrelated to this pic, there is a new City of Bridges post available: read The Color of Light. I […]

Tim Burton’s Beauty and the Beast

I wrote this partial post months ago, and never got around to finishing it. So we’re trying something new: an […]

Blog in the Family

Do you know I’ve got three sisters who blog? It’s true! Well, two sisters and one sister-in-law, which is close […]