I thought I’d use a photograph of my father on this page. Dad loved words and wrote all his life. It was he who nursed my writing dreams.
For my 12th birthday Dad brought me home a new Hermes portable typewriter—orange (it was 1971). In later years there were heavy Royals, then IBM Selectrics, and eventually, a shared excitement over early MacIntosh computers. Though I never had much public success with my writing, Dad was always a staunch fan.
Thanks, Dad. For everything.
The links below are to recent bits of my writing, many unpublished.
- Thoughts of a Meat Eater, published in Connections, the alumni magazine of the Audubon Expedition Institute, Lesley University
- Fans on Fifty-Fourth Street, written after watching the premiere of Mamma Mia! in New York City, July 2008
- Farm Speech and Video, given at NCS, October 2003
- Farm Story Emails, various small adventures written on the wing