I am here for you. Those words are powerful. When you can’t predict exactly what someone in your life needs, being fully present is sometimes enough. In that space there is often room for openness and awakening to what’s real.
I’m excited to be reading on Sunday, February 18 at the Hudson View Gardens on the theme of absence and excess. The event is part of the Bloom Reading Series. Other readers for the evening include fellow Jersey City Writer and poet Sarah T. Jewell and fiction writer Aarti Monteiro. This will be the first time I read from a story from my collection about a mother who lost two of her children as babies a year apart from one […]
Tonight I will be reading short fiction written by Sarah T. Jewell as part of the Jersey City Writers and Art House Productions genre event series. The event Zap! Pow! Bam! Superheroes & Supervillains: A night of dynamic dare-do-well & dastardly deeds features work by local writers read by actors. The evening will feature author, Keith R.A. DeCandido, American science fiction and fantasy writer, and local writers: David Boyle, Rachel Poy, Jonathan Huang, Jim DeAngelis, Beth Bentley, Stephen Weber, Mike Purfield, Sarah T. Jewell, and E.M. Kobrin/Mercedes Perez Kobrin. Readings begin at 7pm […]
Blue walls, red curtains, and gold-framed mirrors that reflect who is up on stage behind the microphone. Clothes damp, shoes soaked, a number of us had gathered to hear the Bennington Writers fiction reading at Cornelia Street Cafe while a thunderstorm raged over New York City. When the storm hit earlier in the day, I watched the sky cast charcoal gray from my perch on the eighth floor at the Center for Fiction. I headed out onto the Midtown streets […]
Tonight I will be reading short fiction as part of the Bennington Writers evening at Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street, in NYC at 6 p.m. The evening will feature author, Jaime Clarke, and fellow Bennington writers Morgan Jerkins and Margo Greenfield. V. Hansmann and Oona Patrick will be co-hosts for the event.
May all sentient beings enjoy happiness and the root of happiness. May we be free from suffering and the root of suffering. May we not be separated from the great happiness devoid of suffering. May we dwell in the great equanimity free from passion, aggression, and prejudice. —The Four Limitless Ones from Comfortable with Uncertainty by Pema Chödrön— In honoring the 49 lives lost this past Sunday during the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, as well as the survivors, family […]
Inky the octopus may have dreamed about escaping his tank before he slipped through a six-inch-wide drain about four months ago at the New Zealand National Aquarium. He not only had the ability to squish his football-sized-body through the drain but could also likely open jars, solve puzzles, and apparently got bored. When I first read about Inky’s escape, I realized how little I know about the Earth’s sea creatures and invertebrates like the octopus. I wondered if Inky had planned his escape. […]