I went for a walk on the Saunders Trail in Charlottesville. It’s a beautiful trail that works its way up the… Read more Poison Ivy and other precious plants
Way back in March of 2016, scientists in the UK made the mistake of asking citizens to name their new… Read more Boaty McBoatface or Good Character Names
Late in the fall I came across this tree with just one lone red leaf still holding onto a branch,… Read more The last leaf holds on
Every year I make New Year’s Resolutions. I pledge to eat better, exercise more, etc. But I also revisit my writing… Read more Writing New Year’s Resolutions
Every year I look ahead to several weeks off around the holidays. That is, if you could call baking a… Read more Holidays: Relax or work?
I’m excited to have a short story (set in DC) included in the new anthology from Down & Out Books:… Read more Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea
Ever had one of those days? You can’t pass by a counter or coffee table without hurting yourself on it.… Read more Stressed out but still writing
After deciding to become a writer in my thirties, there has never been a time when I have decided to… Read more The Fallow Months
Back when I lived in a small New York apartment, I used to dream of a room of my own.… Read more My writing studio is… The world
As a perpetual list maker and worrier, I hate to start something without knowing where it’s going. What if I… Read more Does the end come before the beginning?