1960s Family Bar-B-Q

1960s Family Bar-B-Q

Leslie banged plastic keys on her highchair’s tray. My brothers Todd and Sandy, heaved lemons from our tree at each other up in the rose garden.“You boys knock it off,” Mom yelled.They stopped, stared at her, and went right back to it. The second eldest in the boy,...
It’s Jacaranda Time!

It’s Jacaranda Time!

Fleeting BeautiesAlong San Diegospring sidewalksjoyful jacarandasburst luscious lavender blooms.Before long they fade wrinklefall crushed beneathfeet to elicit perfume bittersweetuntil kind wistfulwinds do sweep. The Avocet, A Journal of Nature PoetrySpring 2020...
Bird Nerd Alert!

Bird Nerd Alert!

Surprise At sunrise florescent hummingbird pops upfrom sweet-smelling sage, zips to my windowpane. She hovers on helicopterwings, gazes inside to mesmerize, makesme glow with a smile.I realize it’s been a while. Published in The Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry,...
Does He Know the Secrets of the Universe?

Does He Know the Secrets of the Universe?

With exacting zeal, Tommy mimicsa serious man drinking a café con leche at an Upper West Side bar.Unshaven, wearing a jaunty Frenchcap, energized and spontaneoushe scribbles tiny indecipherablenotes and diagrams with black ink. Shimmering clusters of circlesand dots...
What Are Your Intentions?

What Are Your Intentions?

  Almost a year in lockdown now and with a new novel released into the world my workaholic tendencies have escalated. I find myself spending almost all my time marketing the Anne McFarland Series, or researching and drafting my next book. Don’t get me wrong I...