ABOUT ME

I grew up in the rolling hills of Northwestern New Jersey in a Neverland called the 1970s, but I live now in the Atlanta suburbs where I often find myself daydreaming back to that magical place. I write about boyhood, nature, environmentalism, culture, politics, and pandemics. The Patio Blog is my antidote to life during COVID, where I write and post stories about the biosphere in my backyard--and more. 

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MY LATEST

“Where Have You Gone, Dr. Pierce? is my second essay published in Litro Magazine.It begins with my failed attempt to learn how many ventilators are owned by my local hospital and moves on to critique the alienation and vulnerability at the heart of “Big Medicine and Big Everything.” The family doctor offered something that has nearly vanished from medicine—the intimacy of being known.

BONA FIDES

My essays have been recently published in Adbusters, 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.