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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Headed to HippoCamp 2018!

This August 24-26th I'll be attending a writer's conference known as HippoCamp for the first time and leading a breakout session with my partner Parker Blaney. The session is called Writing Home. HippoCamp is in its fourth year and is an outgrowth of Hippocampus Magazine, a terrific journal founded by Donna Talarico. It publishes only …

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Another notable essay in Best American Essays 2017

I'm thrilled to announce (quite belatedly) that my essay, "The Gun Show," which appeared in The Southeast Review (Vol. 34.2), was named a notable essay in the latest edition of The Best American Essays, edited by Leslie Jamison. “The Gun Show,” tells about my first trip to a gun show in King of Prussia, PA …

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New essay “Last Chance” online at Tributaries

Hey, I just got done digging my car out of the ice/snow and almost forgot that today was the day that a flash essay was going live! It's called "Last Chance," and it's at Tributaries, which is an online section of the journal The Fourth River. Now, The Fourth River is a "journal of nature …

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