June 2017

 June sunset over the Strait of Juan de Fuca

June sunset over the Strait of Juan de Fuca

In these long days of summer (16 hours of daylight here at latitude 48) my energy expands. The grasses and flowers are exuberant, fed by record spring rains, the fruit growing madly, now that the earth has warmed. I find myself at this time of year migrating to the water...

Looking forward to the Port Townsend Writer's Conference in July, and to writing in the brisk breezes of Admiralty Inlet and the even brisker environment of fellow wordsmiths honing craft.

Honored to be a finalist for the Annie Dillard Creative Nonfiction Prize sponsored by Bellingham Review. Continue to ruminate on flotsam and jetsam and that which has been lost. I am overwhelmed at news of the worldwide surge of refugees, and all they have suffered as they have been forced to flee. Sending my prayers across the sea...