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Rails, Godwits, and Herons.

July 21, 2015

On a single night on the Bayshore, the Rails came out and finally showed themselves. The Godwits dug for dinner and the Herons flew like peaceful drones.

rail large beak bird


Across the river to the Jersey side

July 18, 2015

Column in today’s Daily Journal about Jersey, nature, mobsters and that lost summer in Seaside Heights.

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July 1, 2015

Tourist season along the Bayshore.

snowy snow

New Fiction, “Ship John Light,”in Kudzu House

June 24, 2015

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Life on the Water

May 12, 2015


Days like these start on the water, searching for Sea Trout, who show their dorsal fins, steal bait, and refuse to get in the boat.


The Snapper and Jacks are greedier, hook themselves and take an ice bath before their filets get dipped in Cajun seasoning and their carcasses thrown to the pelicans and catfish.


It’s only noon and I already wish these days would never end. But they do, with the promise that tomorrow could be even better.

And so the summer begins…

May 4, 2015

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and it starts in Florida. Roseate Spoonbills above, alligators below. Ibis and Black Throated Stilts stalking minnows. Tropical systems working up the coast.Time to write, eat, love and see good people. A few waves and fish in the cooler wouldn’t hurt either. This is a good, good life.

21 Degrees

January 14, 2015

The Schuykill is Frozen. The dogs in jackets. We sleep in down vests, dreaming of a warmer time and place.

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