Winter Solstice 2016

Posted by January 11th, 2017 No Comments

I’ve been writing winter solstice poems for close to fifty years. Not every year, but this profound solar event seems to present itself to me over and over as a moment to take seriously, in reverence. It’s become my year-end, and the morning after my new year’s day. I haven’t written a solstice poem for […]


Heartifact, by Aisling Mancy

Posted by December 4th, 2016 4 Comments

Happy Holidays! Join me in welcoming my friend and fellow author Ash to my blog today with his newest novella, Heartifact. It sounds like a fascinating story! By the way, net proceeds benefit the The Trevor Project in the US, le Refuge in France, and Arcigay in Italy Heartifact is available from Men Over the Rainbow, Amazon, Amazon UK, All Romance eBooks, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords   […]


Olympic Medal Reality Check, 2016

Posted by August 22nd, 2016 2 Comments

“US Exceeds all Expectations in Rio” crows a headline here in the US today. Um, maybe not so much. This is my second Summer Olympics to offer a different way of looking at Olympic glory. This post is not a commentary or criticism of the training, dedication, sweat, pain, and success of the  individual athletes […]


Iguazú Falls

Posted by February 7th, 2016 7 Comments

A week ago I returned from a trip to Argentina. I’d never traveled to South America before, and since it was the only continent (not counting Antarctica) I had yet to visit, I was excited. Even though I know South America has far more to see and experience, Iguazú Falls will remain the highlight of […]


Blood and Dirt Excerpts

Posted by August 22nd, 2015 No Comments

If you’d like to read the opening chapters, I’ve got Blood and Dirt excerpts sprinkled around the internet, plus a few blog interviews. Here’s a map to get around: August 21st with Clare London – Interview and first half of Chapter One August 22nd with Jon Michaelsen – second half of Chapter One With more […]


Blood & Dirt Releases Soon!

Posted by August 12th, 2015 10 Comments

It’s been a long time coming (because it took months longer to finish than I had originally planned), but the digital version of my new Russ Morgan mystery Blood & Dirt is scheduled for release from Wilde City Press on August 19th! The print version will follow within days. I’m happy to say it will include Enigma, the first […]


Gate Keepers

Posted by July 13th, 2015 No Comments

In 2009, Arsenal Pulp Press published a collection of essays framed as intergenerational advice to queer youth, called Second Person Queer, edited by the inimitable team of Richard LaBonte and Lawrence Schimel. I was glad to have an essay in the collection, “Letter to a New Generation of Gate Keepers”, in which I sought to address what […]


Heading West for the L.A. LLF Reading May 15th

Posted by April 6th, 2015 2 Comments

After a week of dithering about whether it was “the sensible thing to do” (Of course it’s not! It makes hardly any sense at all, financially or logistically.) I’ve decided to attend the LLF-sponsored finalists reading in L.A. on May 15th. I had a big coupon from Southwest Airlines and deccided to splurge. Even if it […]


A Wild Two Weeks!

Posted by March 17th, 2015 3 Comments

Just coming up for air after a wildly eventful two weeks. Not sure what happened astrologically or in some other energies I don’t manage, but it was like a dam broke and washed down my river without doing a stick of damage. Instead, cycles that have been in “pending” mode for months all sprang forward […]