• Learning to Preserve…

    “But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have…

  • History is happening…

    On March 13 we made this sign in solidarity with my family in Italy that had gone into Quarantine. Andra Tutto Bene = Everything is going to be okay. It was an Instagram…

  • Out in Front

    Here’s a glimpse into how I find stories.  Sometimes. When I was in college, on Thursday nights I would end up sometimes at a bar. I can’t remember the name of the bar…

  • Sing Me Back Home…

    Music has always been the backbone of my family. Growing up, my dad played guitar and piano and my mom sang and taught children’s choir and later was part of the music group…

  • National Poetry Month

    National Poetry Month…

    A few years ago I found this saying that just resonated with me. It pinpointed how I’ve often felt about myself. April is National Poetry Month. Of course, the way things are going, the…

  • “The Lonely Museum” Part 2

    The Hall of Vertebrate Origins wasn’t particularly fun. It was amazingly informative if you wanted to explore the evolution of vertebrates over the past five hundred million years. For third graders, it wasn’t…

  • The Journey

    Do I pull inspiration from my life when I’m writing? Kind of. I twist it and turn it on its head. Here’s an example. A few years back two things happened that intersected…