It is with pleasure and gratitude that I announce my story "Like a First Kiss" has been published alongside many other great authors in Alsina Publishing's new app, Lingo Bites. Lingo Bites uses storytelling to teach language, so you can read my story and others in a variety of languages. "Like a First Kiss" began … Continue reading “Like a First Kiss” release and work with Alsina Publishing
Maine is a wonderful place--save for all the mosquitos. It's lush with great green fields that expand deep into the horizon, pushing itself into the blue, blue coast. The days are bipolar, with rain and fog and wind one day and sun and heat and dryness the next. All this makes for an interesting climate, … Continue reading Staff Orientation Week at Camp Skylemar
I spent my last semester at Northern Arizona University working on my capstone project with a good friend and colleague, Kari Scott. Our project focused on "houselessness" in Flagstaff, Arizona. Forgotten Flagstaff is a result of months of reporting, chasing after houseless individuals, pestering law enforcement and facing ethical and moral dilemmas. As a person, … Continue reading Forgotten Flagstaff
Photography: Sophie Mitrokostas Since Nov. 8, it has been impossible to have a decent conversation. Donald Trump is now President-Elect Donald Trump, and it appears that is all anybody wishes to talk about. This is not to say that conversations about this man should not happen. However, this is to say that conversations about this … Continue reading Four Cornered Room Album Release Party at Firecreek Coffee
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – “David Lee Kronick. That’s K-R-O-N-I-C-K,” he said as I pretended to know what I was doing with my microphone. Adjust the gain, set a low-cut, turn some knobs and pull some levers. Now, the next step: ask David deeply personal questions about his wife, son, and sister who have all passed away. … Continue reading The Joy of Cooking
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – One of the many benefits of studying to be a journalist is being forced to go out and be involved. It’s impossible to write about the culture of Flagstaff if I’m stuck inside my room with three-dollar wine and every episode of Malcom in the Middle. Knowing this, I try to go out and do things. I think of it as a participant-observation.
The art of Ana Teresa Fernandez is provocative, no doubt. The first painting of hers that I saw was of a woman in a silk black dress using her hair to mop the shore of an ocean. Instantly, I was attracted. In her interviews she has mentioned her attraction to juxtaposition, to portraying elegant woman … Continue reading It’s All Very Logical
It was always a treat for me when we drove to my grandmother’s house in Los Angeles. My young mind found it like a suburban quest to the far-away home on Herbert Hill, like a tiny hobbit den in the shire. We'd follow the beaten and cracked Bifrost that is the 5 freeway, pass through … Continue reading My First Hug in Flagstaff: or My Interview with Mural Mice
I was dozing off in my squeaky bed when, suddenly, white lights flashed at my face. Just two flashes and then it was over, like a dreadfully unamusing firework. It was my phone. I attempted to ignore it but it had my attention so I slid open the screen to see what had stirred me … Continue reading Nothing is Beautiful
Being tasked with writing a review is daunting. Though, I'm sure many hope-to-be critics flock toward and relish the opportunity to do so. Criticism has its place and there are people who are quite good at it - Roger Ebert is most notable in my mind. However, I have never found myself to be a person … Continue reading How Much Whiskey is too Much?