Summer on the Island

My friend’s paintings in the gallery are inspiring me. I’ve always loved her work, from the first minute I saw … More

Feral Hog

Today I mostly rested. I could still feel the tingly green pepper from last night’s Szechuan, and I felt happy. … More

Walnut Shrimp

When I was in NYC earlier this month, I wanted to revisit a Chinese restaurant I’ve only been to once, … More

Sorting Fabric

I didn’t really do much today. I woke up late. The weather was warm but rainy. I ate leftover king … More

Survival Story

There are two horses in my upcoming novel, Storms of Malhado, that survive the Great Storm of 1900 by climbing … More

Mardi Gras

Today I actually had a really good day, and one of the great things about it was volunteering at a … More

February Sucks

It was so cold today, the kind of cold that gets into your bones no matter what because it’s accompanied … More

My Work Makes Me Happy

Ok, so perhaps things are far from ideal. The weather was miserable today – the kind of wet and cold … More