Writing The Land: On Poetry and Place

Writing The Land is a poetry project collaboration between poets and protected lands. I was invited to participate to write poems in support of environmental conservancy for 2024. I was paired with Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve. This protected area forms the southern range of the Blue Ridge mountains on the tri-border of [...]

By |2023-11-12T14:49:44+00:00September 21st, 2023|Books and Writing, Community|0 Comments

A Strategic Plan for Chess in Shenandoah Valley 2024-2029

Great news to share: I have resumed chess teaching and organizing on a weekly basis in the Shenandoah Valley. I am also completing a master's degree in organizational leadership at Shenandoah University. Being part of the SU community has been amazing, and with the much support from faculty and friends, I am glad to [...]

By |2023-09-19T02:21:26+00:00September 19th, 2023|Chess, Community|0 Comments

Published Work & Interviews

Books "​​​Death Throes of the Broken Clockwork Universe" | Atmosphere Press (2022) "Mobius: Meditations on Home" | Amazon (2020) Poetry "Writing The Land Anthology: A Collaboration between Poets and Protected Lands" | (Forthcoming 2024) "Aria, No 4" | Movable Type: Issue 13, The StoryFest Live, 1455 Literary Arts (2023) "World Without Gymnopédies" | Movable Type: [...]

By |2023-07-13T04:04:42+00:00May 2nd, 2023|Books and Writing, Community|0 Comments

Upcoming Events & Reviews

UPCOMING EVENTS Sept 9, 2023            at Lyceum, Alexandria, VA Sept 9, 2023            at NAACP Winchester Area Freedom Banquet, Front Royal, VA More to come. . . PAST READINGS & INTERVIEWS  Atmosphere Press Presents: A Lyric Reading Not Aware of Their Own Beautiful Existence Quintessential [...]

By |2023-07-17T01:23:10+00:00December 19th, 2022|Books and Writing, Community|0 Comments

Adventures in Learning with Dr. Diane Schnoor

Dr. Diane Schnoor is a brilliant friend and childhood education expert. We worked together on behalf of a regional children's museum for many years. She invited me on her podcast for an expansively delightful conversation about "choosing your own adventure" through a lens of poetry, history, aerospace, and more. My favorite part of our [...]

By |2022-09-12T03:02:50+00:00September 12th, 2022|Community|0 Comments

New Book: Death Throes of the Broken Clockwork Universe

BOOK LAUNCH & AUTHOR EVENT Saturday, October 8 4:00 - 6:00 pm Winchester Book Gallery 7 N Loudoun Street Winchester, VA 22601 HOW TO PURCHASE Death Throes of the Broken Clockwork Universe is available for pre-order at most places where books are sold: Winchester Book Gallery Bookshop.org Barnes & Noble Amazon Atmosphere Press PRAISE [...]

By |2022-10-07T21:21:27+00:00August 11th, 2022|Books and Writing, Community|0 Comments

2022: Mid-year Review

I made only one New Year's resolution: to memorize a poem entitled The Builders by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. I reflect on its wisdom for inner balance amid days of dynamic change. The first two stanzas begin: All are architects of Fate, Working in these walls of Time; Some with massive deeds and great, Some with [...]

By |2022-07-04T03:08:15+00:00July 4th, 2022|Books and Writing, Community|0 Comments

The Dillydoun Review | Poetry

I am grateful to share two poems published this fall. "Notes To A Young Poet" is featured in October 2021 | Issue 9 of The Dillydoun Review. A second poem "Fernweh" was featured on TDR Daily on September 17th. Thank you very much to TDR for the generous encouragement and opportunity. These poems will [...]

By |2021-11-21T15:07:20+00:00November 20th, 2021|Books and Writing, Community|0 Comments