How is it already 2022?

It’s a challenging time to be alive right now.  Mother Earth is in upheaval.  Disease.  Displacement.  Separation.  Injustice.  We’re all in it together.  We all must work for the world we deserve.  We must be visionaries and dreamers.

I try to write from that place of dreaming – not burying or discounting the horrors, but shining light where light can break through.

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” – John Winston Ono Lennon

For years, I tried to write about being a Beatlemaniac when I was a young teen.  Finally, I did.  I was thrilled to receive Cutthroat Magazine’s Barry Lopez Nonfiction Prize for my essay about my relationship with John Lennon, who I never met in real life.  Even better, I was honored to be in contact with the magnificent Barry Lopez himself before he left this world at the end of 2020.

Here’s the piece: “After Lennon.”

And some other bits:

•   Natural Magic and the Grandmothers: greenbeanteenqueen.

•  On falling in love with words on the most excellent blog 3 Guys 1 Book.

•  Essay on E. Nesbit & the Cuban missile crisis: Los Angeles Review of Books.

•  A story about coyotes: Michigan Quarterly Review.

•   Interviews: Nicky Peacock, Samantha Fountain, Literary Rambles.