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.
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 400+ letters my grandfather wrote home from the Pacific Theatre.
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.