Writing

Before and after the thunderstorm

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 […]

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Bennington Writers at Cornelia Street

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.

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Dream like an octopus

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 […]

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Enter stillness to practice listening

On a stretch of highway near Great Barrington, MA, I was called to stop at a dirt road framed by trees (pictured above). On one side a cemetery hid in the shade and on the other a green, grassy lawn stretched into the sunlight. The road felt majestic like the trees were tall knights guarding […]

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