You are Here

 Many years ago, I tried, unsuccessfully, to take the well-beaten path of  9 to 5, mortgage, stockpiling possessions, and keeping up with the Joneses. This blog is about that other, unmarked path – the one filled with detours, dead ends, hitchhikers, kitschy roadside attractions, and unexpected destinations.

Where is “Here”? Although it appears to be the places that I write about, in reality “Here” is that calm place within that eluded me for so long. After many years of running after it, and running away from other things, I’ve finally found it.

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Once upon a time, publication credits were important to me. My short fiction and literary travel writing appeared in numerous small publications and anthologies, such as Superstition Review and SmokeLong Quarterly. My novel, Blue, was published by Murphy’s Law Press in 2006. It is currently out of print. And many of the publications in which my work apeared have vanished. I’ve written a memoir about the early years of my compulsive wandering and the reasons behind it. Maybe one of these days I will get around to self-publishing it.

Nowadays, I write for me. This blog has become my treasure chest of memories.

Unless otherwise stated, all of the writing and photos on this blog are my work. Do not use my work without permission.