I’m live. Well, I mean my essay just posted in the New York Times Magazine Lives column. It’s on a black bear encounter during a run last summer, and I’m so, so pleased with how Lives editor John Glassie edited it down to near perfection. Check it out here. When Glassie emailed me a few… Read More Thankful Thursday
It’s winter up here in Alaska and that means a little bit of daylight and a whole lot of darkness. But oh, the beauty of the twilight, of the blue and gray and silver shadows merging and blending. I just cannot get enough of them. Enjoy!
I envy my dog. I envy that she gets to lie on the sofa, blissfully unaware that the American people are reeling from the results of Tuesday night’s election. Some of us are reeling in disbelief while others are reeling from celebration. My dog doesn’t know this, and she doesn’t care. She lies on the… Read More My dog is lucky
How could I have not known about this? Not only did I somehow miss hearing about Donnie Eichar’s book Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident but I also missed hearing about the events that precipitated the book, that led up to Eichar’s obsession to write the book. It’s a fascinating story:… Read More Compelling read: Dead Mountain by Donnie Eichar
When I heard that a friend from my writing group had died, I decided to write a tribute for The Anchorage Press, where she had published a few of her lovely essays. What resulted, however, was more of a creative nonfiction piece that was just as much about me than it was about her. I think… Read More Essay tribute up at Anchorage Press
I can’t believe that I missed this. My poem “Paperdolls” ran in the September issue of Clementine Unbound and I mistakenly thought it was going to be in the November issue. A big and clumsy oops to me. (Maybe I need to start actually reading my email, eh?) Here are the first two sections, as teasers:… Read More New work up at Clementine Unbound