“Orange Alert“ – a swift, sharp essay on today

In the midst of an otherwise horrid month (and this was before the August Complex wildfire hit one million acres), a pair of new shoes inspired a cogent piece of literary commentary. (You know writers: we see metaphors e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e.) Published in Issue 8 of the online journal Route 7 Review, the essay sums up the […]

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My Bus Conversion Video Hits 1 Million Views on YouTube

Five years ago, after a series of traumatic experiences with slumlords-posing-as-nice-people, I decided to stop renting and create my own tiny home. I needed something with wheels that was well-built and affordable, one that would allow me to implement eco-friendly systems including solar energy, water conservation, and a composting toilet. Given my financial resources and […]

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“Magnetisms” featured in Studio Discovery Tour of North Coast Artists

There are zillions of ways to beautify our existence; engaging in art is one way to directly and cogently plug into beauty. Like many artists, I’m happiest when I’m crafting: with words, images, found objects, and the natural world. One of my crafty outlets involves combining inspirational words or phrases with collage, either on magnets […]

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Video poem wins multiple awards at Gualala Art Center’s Art in the Redwoods

My short video-poem “I Am Stitching Myself,” an ode to Mendocino County, was just twice awarded by judges for the 59th Annual Art in the Redwoods exhibit, held online by the Gualala Arts Center. The exhibit has been extended through September 30th. This is the first year the Gualala Art Center included an exhibit category […]

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How to Love and Be Loved During a Pandemic

“Generosity is a sign of intelligence, and givers are the rising tide that lifts all boats.” — Adam Bent These months are hard — and by many accounts, they’re getting harder. The initial energy bursts we experienced weeks ago are gradually depleted as the shelter-in-place continues, the economic fall-out widens, and the physical and psychological […]

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