Nowhere Near Over (a found poem)

Variants run freelyAround the world.Countries grapple with fatigue. New waves,Rising cases, Straining systems,Apathy. The virus pushes at us.We must push back. Found poetry from “WHO warns covid ‘nowhere near over’ as variants spike in U.S., Europe,” The Washington Post, July 13, 2022

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Free Bones of Faerie short story

Happy holidays! “Invasive Species,” a short story set in my Bones of Faerie universe, is now online. It’s also FREE this month wherever ebooks are sold. You can download a copy now from Amazon Apple Barnes and Noble Kobo or Smashwords. The Bones of Faerie trilogy is set in the aftermath of a catastrophic war between the human and faerie realms, one that has left…

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Some less frequently quoted words from Reverend King

Because as powerful as the “I Have a Dream” speech is, many of Martin Luther King, Jr’s other words were powerful, too. “A true revolution of values will lay hand on the world order and say of war, ‘This way of settling differences is not just.’ This business of burning human beings with napalm, of…

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“The world is a narrow bridge / but the main thing is not to fear”

I first learned about the 1980s Sanctuary movement from Tucson’s Rabbi Joe Weizenbaum. He said he remembered being asked, from time to time, why he was a part of a largely church-led movement. His response, which I can no longer remember word for word, was to the effect that Sanctuary wasn’t just a Christian business—that…

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Join me this Saturday, July 13, at the Pima County Public Library’s annual Megamania — a (free!) summer reading event and mini-comicon all rolled into one. Here’s where I’ll be: 2pm: Writing for Children, Middle Grade, and YA with Janni Lee Simner, Adam Rex, and Kathleen Glasgow 3pm: Signing 4pm: How to Beat Writer’s Block with…

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Tiernay West on Arizona Spotlight

I’m reading from the new edition of Tiernay West, Professional Adventurer on Arizona Public Media’s Arizona Spotlight tomorrow (Thursday). If you’re in Southern Arizona, tune in to KUAZ at 8:30 a.m. or 6 p.m. to hear me. Or you can listen anytime, from anywhere, by visiting Arizona Spotlight’s website. Tiernay West, Professional Adventurer is available in from Antigone Books and Mostly Books, or you can…

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