Be SMART Forum held in MidCoast Maine

I had the chance to present the Be SMART gun safety message to members of the communities of MidCoast Maine at a public forum held in Brunswick yesterday. Richard J. Rizzo, Brunswick Chief of Police, and Shamera Simpson, Area Director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, were also on the panel. The event was …

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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 …

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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 …

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“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 …

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