I am a writer from Northwestern New Jersey who now lives and works in the Atlanta suburbs. I write about boyhood, nature, culture, politics, and pandemics, usually in the first person and always aiming for a unique perspective. This is my blog, a place to share stories and hone my craft as a writer. I usually post essay-length pieces, more like magazine articles than typical blog posts. I try to share meaningful, thought-provoking and relevant work.
My essays have been recently published in Adbusters, As it Ought to Be Magazine, Boomer Café, Litro, Michigan Quarterly Review, Missouri Review, Rise Up Review, and The Smart Set. My fiction has been published in Blue Moon Review, Crania, Creo, Fairfield Review, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, Thrice Fiction, and Timber Creek Review. I teach writing at Georgia Gwinnett College.
My collection of New Jersey essays is finally published and available on Amazon. Reservoir: Tales from the Other Jersey features stories about growing up in New Jersey in the 1970s and 1980s. Sometimes nostalgic, sometimes tragic, these essays offer a portrait of life in a small town during a period of social and cultural upheaval in America. Now available for purchase in paperback and Kindle editions.
Reservoir: Tales from the Other Jersey
My collection of essays about growing up in Northwestern NJ in the 1970 and 1980s is published and available on Amazon. The book is a memoir of childhood during a turbulent period in American history. I'm headed to NJ to promote the book during the first week of January.
The Project Mayhem Age
I write about culture, politics, and society on my blog--a night of stargazing before a big election, the environmental dangers posed by evangelical Christianity, the cancelling of a Super Bowl ad, the Church abuse scandal, how Charlottesville changed by opinion about the First Amendment, and much more.