I write.
My work has appeared in Salon, The Good Men Project, CAPS 2016, Wallkill Valley Writers anthologies, and elsewhere. I won a CLIO for package design. I designed and ran the first multimedia stage set at Avery Fisher Hall in 1996. I engineered Yale's Climate Institute site and tools. I've had two short plays produced, one off-Broadway at the Makor, the other by Actors&Writers in upstate NY. I taught performance art at SUNY Ulster, design at Marist. I have finished a memoir about being a runaway in the sixties, and sexual assault in jail at fourteen. Looking for an agent.
Raised three ferocious, brilliant, feminist daughters with my best friend. Came out as gay in 2015. Life is strange and wonderful.

O Bury Me Not

Flat on my back in switchgrass, I sang ‘O Give Me a Home’ to the thousand-mile wind. Sometimes when I sang I even loved my father. Felt how his braced leg failed him on any grassy slope. Saw his withered right ankle, pale upon the good one, as he scooted along the floor to the bathroom—“out of my way!”—his privacy lost to desperation and loose BVDs. I sang of the sweet land where fathers died for liberty, and I loved him. 

I loved my mother as I sang of that swan like a maid in a heavenly dream. Sang our Kansas anthem and floated with her, calm and protected. Forgot my ugly duckliness, and I loved her. 

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compressidue

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One urgent press of my crumbly stick —a mark on pulpwood fiber— and bleached, watermark’d world is marred by desire.

The making of my line saturates, and I Brando. I taste minerals. I maraca. I floor it.

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PSA for MovDis

A Public Service Announcement for people who like people with movement disorders.

—We become more symptomatic as the day/evening wears on, or with stress, or heat, or just 'cause. We're not getting "worse" or "better" "these days."

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Interview: Massimo Pigliucci

I went to hear Massimo Pigliucci at SUNY Ulster on May 5th (2012. He was promoting his book, "Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk." It's full of lucid examples from the borderlands of science and pseudo-science, and a lot of fun to read. The talk included a funny and useful slideshow. He presented some remarkable (and challenging) points about the methods we use to determine the validity of what we read and hear.

Afterwards, I was able to tag along for drinks with Massimo and three teachers, and we had a jolly time until 10 pm, when the bar cranked up the Stones (for Cinco de Mayo), and I fled the noise.

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What Kindle Can’t Do

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In 1936, the publishers of The Dolphin: A Journal of the Making of Books, began work on “A History of the Printed Book.”

They commissioned essays, and sent staff into the cauldron of pre-war Europe to rescue woodblocks, copperplates, etchings, and examples. Convinced that books would always exist, they felt an obligation to document the original materials and methods, and the talented artisans who invented and perfected printing.The result is a richly illustrated and unique, detailed history, written by scholars.

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