7 Ways of Looking at a Mountain
Axon Creative Explorations
The first mountain I summitted, Square Top, towered 1,994 feet above Naylor lake, a private fishing lake where my father was a caretaker in his 20s.
Dictionary of Hands
In the days after my dad died 5 years ago, what I missed most was the way he’d press his wide, heavy hand into the space between my shoulder blades as if he were pressing calm
From my bed inside this forgotten and lonely monastery turned into a hotel, I can hear the thump thump of Mayan tortillas being pat.
A BIT ABOUT MY WRITING
I am a graduate of the Mile High MFA at Regis University where I studied non-fiction writing under the direction of David Lazar, Kathryn Winograd, Chip Livingston, and Sophfronia Scott.
I enjoy exploring hybrid forms and hermit crab essays, especially when writing about my grief and the death of my father. Many of my essays are accompanied by illustrations.
I have been published in Barren Creative Nonfiction Magazine, Axon Creative Explorations, 5x5, and more. Read them below.