where art and literacy meet

this coming august 25th I’ll be the featured author at the Literacy Action Center’s annual fundraiser hosted by local Utah artist Pilar Pobil. I visited her home and gardens last month to introduce myself and spend some time becoming familiar with the...

the paint

of all the horses, it is a paint that corrals my eye, my heart. he stands alone, on a patch of grass twenty yards from his nearest bandmate. his stance is perpendicular to the herd, the eye that faces the others wide and deeply aware. muscles bunch under smooth hide...

which you are we talking about

in conversation last week, a friend bemoaned the fact that he was recognized in the community as an exceptional physician and educator. he felt narrowed, constricted, by this validation from society. I, in turn, bemoaned the fact that I was likely seen as more...

a town isn’t a town without a bookstore

“What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore it knows it’s not fooling a soul.”  ~neil gaiman yesterday I spent a few hours in Dolly’s Bookstore in park city,...

a pen and a notebook

terry tempest williams wrote her book finding beauty in a broken world in an attempt to increase understanding of our world’s staggering suffering.  she writes of spending time in rwanda working with a small group of americans, known as barefoot artists, to...

5 exceptional books about wolves

a crazy-avid reader, I devoured dozens of wolf books as I researched canis lupus and its history on our continent. though I learned from every tome–as an example, jim and jamie dutchers’ book living with wolves is not only informative but filled with...

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