NFN Panel Discussion: “What We Talk About (Or Don’t) When We Talk About Guns”

It was such a pleasure to present on a panel at the NonfictioNOW conference in Phoenix the other day. The other panelists and I have all written about, or are currently researching and writing about, some aspect of gun violence. While our presentations and the conversation were wide-ranging, we are all looking for new ways … Continue reading NFN Panel Discussion: “What We Talk About (Or Don’t) When We Talk About Guns”

Catching up with August

August went by in a blur -- not just because I traveled to two conferences and visited family,¬† but also because I was battling upper respiratory symptoms. I powered through several days, then spent many days in bed on antibiotics, and had a handful of days where I felt like my old self... until the … Continue reading Catching up with August

“Standoff” appears in Aquifer: The Florida Review Online

Hey, y'all. It's been awhile, what with school ending and summer travel kicking in and lots of reading, writing and gardening... I put this news out on social media at the time, but not here, so now I'm letting the blogosphere know that on May 28th another essay of mine - "Standoff" - was published … Continue reading “Standoff” appears in Aquifer: The Florida Review Online

“What A Bullet Can Do”

Here it is: "What A Bullet Can Do," another essay about an unintentional shooting from my childhood, in which I write about various works of literature that helped me, as an adult, to process the shooting and its aftermath. Along the way, readers learn¬† more about what happened and the particular ways in which this … Continue reading “What A Bullet Can Do”