A Terraform anthology is coming soon! And there's a lovely starred review for it in Kirkus that mentions my story "An Incomplete Timeline of What We Tried"

"The countless hypomanias, and mania itself, all have brought into my life a different level of sensing and feeling and thinking. Even when I have been most psychotic—delusional, hallucinating, frenzied—I have been aware of finding new corners in my mind and heart. Some of those corners were incredible and beautiful and took my breath away and made me feel as though I could die right then and the images would sustain me. Some of them were grotesque and ugly and I never wanted to know they were there or to see them again. But, always, there were those new corners and—when feeling my normal self, beholden for that self to medicine and love—I cannot imagine becoming jaded to life, because I know of those limitless corners, with their limitless views." - from Kay Redfield Jamison's great memoir An Unquiet Mind

"I would caution about going on too long about too little. Of course, this is a bit tricky, because many of your stories concern towns in which nothing much happens." -"Do Try Us Again," James Gallant, a really really good essay

Let's watch the sun, shall we?

I have a new piece of writing about hereditary cancer in Granta Issue 158! With an excerpt online...

"...truth, life, or reality is an organic thing which the poetic imagination can represent or suggest, in essence, only through transformation, through changing into other forms than those which were merely present in appearance." - Tennessee Williams, Production Notes, The Glass Menagerie

The 5th International Digital Art Biennial (BIAN) at the Arsenal Contemporary Art in Montreal is amazing.

A little essay of mine is up at Terrain.org!

Listen to Mars!

"Conventional wildernesses of the overland trek may indeed be gone. Most of Earth's largest species--mammals, birds, and trees--have been seen and documented. But microwildernesses exist in a handful of soil or aqueous silt collected almost anywhere in the world. They, at least, are close to a pristine state and still unvisited. Minute creatures swarm around us, an animate matrix that binds Earth's surface. Ten billion of them live in a gram of ordinary soil. They represent thousands of species, almost none of which are known to science. They are objects of potentially endless study and admiration....if we are willing to sweep our vision down from the world lined by the horizon to include the world an arm's length away, we can spend a lifetime in a magellanic voyage around the trunk of a single tree." - E.O. Wilson, Naturalist (the graphic novel!)

Low Earth Orbit Visualization!

A podcast about language and climate change and the word "degrowth"-- yes!!!

A new story of mine is up at Uncharted....

Q. Do humans run the world? A: "No. We certainly might ruin the world, but we do not run it, not by a long shot. If you would like to test my hypothesis simply answer the following two questions: Can the world function without humans? Can humans function without the world? The answers are so obvious that I will not bore you with their explanations." - from Insects and Gardens by Eric Grissell

The web site The Punctuation Guide is not only very pretty but also super fun to read. Go grammar!

A new issue of The Rupture includes a short lyric essay of mine inspired by all the time I have spent waiting in waiting rooms these past two years.

A new essay of mine, about my experiences with hereditary cancer and having the BRCA1 mutation, is out now in the June 2021 issue of The Sun.

Reading Naomi Novak's A Deadly Education to my 6th grade daughter has been one of my favorite recent reading experiences. (I am also hoping that I will never have to give up reading to my daughter.)

A short video of me reading from my story "You," part of an Alaska Quarterly Review benefit reading series

In the Anchorage Daily News, there is a lovely write-up of the entire current issue of AQR, including a review of my memoir play "Dialogue Box" -- "Despite the dark nature of this 'memoir as drama,' the totality is a weirdly satisfying mix of comedy and tragedy as the writer, director, and reviewer act out and contemplate the large and small, real and imagined, fair and biased dramas of our lives."