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The Snake

I ran over an already dead snake with my pickup truck today. Unavoidably. It was on a rural two-lane highway. I’d come around a gentle bend and didn’t see it reaching into the lane from Read more…

The Editor

I clashed with my editor when I was a high school sports writer at a suburban newspaper chain in St. Louis.  Dennis was a peaceable man in his 50s who seemed to have resigned himself Read more…

The Permission

Davis, we’ll call him, was an editor at National Geographic magazine for decades. His advice to me in the early aughts, and no doubt to countless young adults, photographers and otherwise throughout the years, was Read more…

A Return to Fly Fishing

It’s been at least five years since I’ve fly fished. My tween-aged son is drawing me back into it by way of his emerging spinner rod fishing obsession.  Now I cast, standing alone in the Read more…

Success, a definition …

I often write, speak and art as a hopeful means of connecting with some new snippet of clarity about some age-old idea. Nothing original, I assume, though it carries a sense of seeming newness to Read more…

A Flare for Vulnerability

I’ve described my approach to vulnerability in podcast conversations this way:  It’s like a high flag staked in the ground or a flare shot into the sky, a signal to others who want connection to Read more…

The One-Star Review

I’ve long told myself, “I’ll know I’m getting somewhere when the haters start hatin’.” I create public-facing work in various capacities. As a writer, photographer, podcaster and visual artist. By the nature of being an Read more…

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