Announcing Among Animals 3

In 2014, we set out to curate a collection of short stories that explored the ways in which we live among—and often in conflict with—our non-human counterparts.  And now, here we are with the third edition of this popular book series. The cover of the book features Winky, a local chicken and a survivor, who … Read more

Skip Intro

Did you know that the Netflix “Skip Intro” button is clicked 136 million times each day saving 195 years in our cumulative lives every day? This is the theme of my recent short play called, what else, Skip Intro. It was recently given a stage reading here in Ashland at the Ashland Contemporary Theatre and … Read more

Help find the Franklin’s Bumble Bee

If you’re in Southern Oregon or Northern California, you might be able to help in the search for a species of bee that is, at best, endangered and, at worst, extinct. The Franklin’s bumble bee (Bombus Franklini) is endemic to this region and has not been seen in 15 years. You can learn more at … Read more

Where Oceans Hide Their Dead: Now on Audible.com

At last, it’s ready… on Audible.com.https://adbl.co/2ZINs6j You can listen to a sample here: Ashland Creek Press · Where Oceans Hide Their Dead (sample) Read by yours truly, warts and all. The end result is 8 hours and change long but I lost count of how many hours I spent recording and re-recording these chapters. Partly … Read more

The DNA fallacy of human and non-human animals

I love watching otters which, to my regret, led me to click on this CNN article recently. It’s about a zoo in Belgium that paired a family of sea otters with orangutans to help keep the orangutans entertained. I can’t say for sure that the orangutans are entertained but my clicking on the photo below … Read more

Let’s hope this doesn’t get lost in the noise of the moment

Monsanto was well aware that its “Roundup 2.0” chemical/seed system, known as Dicamba, would be a disaster for farmers — and soil and anything within the vicinity (as Dicamba get airborne awfully easily). I wrote about this issue in my second novel and I knew back then that this type of information would leak out … Read more