Advice: Moving into the new house


There’s so many tasks involved into moving into a new house – all of which get compounded by our desire “that this time we can get it perfect” – fresh start, fresh me”. Continue reading “Advice: Moving into the new house”


Essay: It’s who you meet at a party

It’s who you meet at a party that determines if it’s a “great party” or a waste of time.

I want to know at least one person there – that way I can be confident, Continue reading “Essay: It’s who you meet at a party”

Short story: The Loneliest Whale


The land creatures are gone.

When I swim by, the land is devoid of color. All the once-upright forests on the coastal hills lie scattered Continue reading “Short story: The Loneliest Whale”


Streets of Salem: poetry analysis

Published originally in Nov 7 2012  Line Break, Salem Weekly

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Originally published in Statesman Journal 2014

While involved in Brush Creek Playhouse near Silverton, I had the pleasure of getting to know a local playwright, Michael Townsend Smith, and acting in one of his original plays, “Summer Lightning.” A shaper and veteran of Off-Off-Broadway theater Continue reading “MICHAEL TOWNSEND SMITH —TALENT SETTLES IN SILVERTON”


Honesty of Cheese

Food allergies are terrible things!

No simile there; the only way you can describe a food Continue reading “Honesty of Cheese”


Short Story: The Dead Can Lie


Nobody can tell a lie to the devil when he asks what they desire – except one woman who feels she already died.

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