January 2016 Winner of the Goodreads Poetry Contest We will always be here, you said. This town and you and the rusty moon Under the browned trees and the night sky. The permanence, a brick house, Built to withstand earthquakes and silent explosions. Inside I am never the same. It's a smack in the face... Continue Reading →
An Ode to Yoda
The movie Star Wars came out when I was six years old. I remember sitting in the dark movie theater completely mesmerized by the power of the force. Growing up Catholic, the only word that even came close to describing this kind of magical intuitive energy was the holy spirit, which wasn't nearly as interesting... Continue Reading →
What’s With All this Mother Bear Business?
I have a thing for bears. It started years ago when I lived in Boise, Idaho. I was working for a book store with a woman quite a few years older. I saw her as a mentor. She was going through a separation from her husband and had moved from a big house in the... Continue Reading →
Vacation Otherwise Known as Suspending My Regular Duties
Freedom from the day-to-day effort of answering emails, conference calls, last-minute meetings, driving in traffic, and the pressure to perform. I'm taking a breather, a break, a much-needed vacation. In a few hours, I'm heading to La Jolla, California to stay at a friend's house. She's a new friend, someone I admire and deeply respect.... Continue Reading →