Worm’s-Eye View

Worm’s-Eye View “Things are changing too fast,” says the grandmother, 73. “She doesn’t have to use the new things,” says the daughter, 15, digital native, born in the third month of a new millennium. The Thinkers say we’ve progressed as much

Eleven Things I Did Not Write a Poem About

Eleven things I did not write a poem about The leak in my bathroom The new squeak from my car Sunshine or ukuleles The angst of adolescence Airplanes My mountains of laundry Moonrise over the mountain Peeps Red plastic cups in

A Slice of August

First published in The Cordova Times, 8/31/2012 A couple of weeks ago, I took the kids on our our first pilgrimage “down south” since 2010 to my family’s tiny cottage in Northern Wisconsin. People from my dad’s side of the


I’ve just gotten back from a long weekend on “The Spit” in Homer, Alaska attending the Kachemak Bay writer’s conference.  As keynote speaker Barry Lopez reminded us that “the first rule of writing is to pay attention,” I realized that