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I am a writer from New Jersey who now lives and works in the Atlanta suburbs. I write about nature, culture, politics, and the environment, 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 work that is meaningful, thought-provoking, and relevant.  

I was listed as a "notable" writer in Best American Essays 2020  for "The Lookout Tree," which was published a year earlier in Michigan Quarterly Review and again last year in my collection Reservoir: Tales from the Other Jersey, by Gypsy Daughter Press. My current book project is a memoir inspired by the 300+ letters my grandfather wrote home from the Pacific Theatre during World War II.


My essays have been recently published in Adbusters, Adirondack Life Magazine, As it Ought to Be Magazine, Boomer Café, Litro, Michigan Quarterly Review, Missouri Review, PopMatters Magazine, 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.  

Selected Publications

  • "Last Day of the '90s"
North Meridian Review, Autumn 2024 (pending)
  • "'For the body is not one member'": The Moral Optimism of Deadwood"
PopMatters Magazine (pending)
Adirondack Life Magazine, May 2024
  • "The Wetlands" (fiction)
New Maps Magazine  Fall 2023
PopMatters  August 21, 2023
  • "If  Docks Could Talk: A Schroon Lake family tradition assembled board by board"
Adirondack Life Magazine  May 16, 2023
Litro Magazine  May 13, 2023
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