Ten years after I wrote the first draft and 23 rejections later, my microfiction “Paint” is out in the world thanks to New South. This story draws on art handling, spelunking and paint colors to trace the edges of personal loss. I’m really excited it’s published, and I hope you enjoy it!

The Incline

I’ve officially started a new professional chapter—I’m fully entering online journalism as local director of The Incline newsletter. From Tuesday–Friday, The Incline delivers a digest of Pittsburgh news interspersed with in-depth local coverage and event listings. If you’re a City of Bridges resident, by all means subscribe and/or put your event on our calendar!


Bandcamp is my favorite way to enjoy music, and I’m thrilled to share my first contribution to Bandcamp Daily. Dip your toes into the murky, fecund waters of Dutch black metal with me! This article resulted from careful selection of bands and several interviews (as well as personal interest, because these albums all rip).


Welcome! I made this site to keep my art, writing, and other projects all in one place. Thanks for visiting. I’ve been working in arts education for a decade. I’ve been making art my whole life. Whether it’s fiction writing, music criticism, book reviews, or poetry, I love using words to synthesize ideas. I’ve publishedContinue reading “Welcome”