Below is a list of places in the world where you can find my words (I mean besides my computer, of course). Click any underlined titles to learn or read more.



  • “Finnegans MistWake.” Short piece in Black Scat Review #22: Errata (July 2021)
  • “Asleep at the Wheel.” Short story in Bedside Nonsense (Absurdist Texts & Documents Series #39) (June 2020)
  • “The Trump According to World (Google).” Poem in Rat’s Ass Review (April 2017)
  • “WWDD? What Would Daddaw Do? An After School Special,” in Offbeat/Quirky: Journal of Experimental Fiction #73 (22 March 2017)
  • “Hiber-Nation,” ten-minute play, co-written with Rory Forsythe-Elder, in Le Scat Noir #221 (March 2017)
  • Goldilocks and the Three BARs (Beyond Available Resources). Children’s book for adults. Illustrations by Rory Forsythe-Elder. Left Fork Books (November 2014).
  • “Scat Lib Nonsense Poem.” Short piece in Black Scat Review, Utter Nonsense Double Issue (#9/10, November 2014).
  • “Subject: PLS YOUR URGENT ASSISTANTS IS NEDED,” Short story in A cappella Zoo, Issue 11 (Fall 2013).
  • “God Hates Phags.” Short story in Whole Beast Rag, Issue 4 (AMERI/A, March 2013).
  • Untitled. 101-word short story in San Diego CityBeat Fiction 101 issue (November 2012)
  • If You Don’t Read This, The Terrorists Will Win. Chapbook from Black Scat Books Absurdist Texts & Documents Series. (#5, October 2012)
  • “porN+7.” Constraint-based short text in Oulipo Pornobongo: Anthology of Erotic Wordplay from Black Scat Books Absurdist Texts & Documents Series. (#4, October 2012)
  • Dick Cheney Saves Paris: A Personal and Political Madcap Sci-Fi Meta- Anti- Novel. Love Earth Publications (August 2011)
  • “Needle Hits E.” Short story in Oil, an anthology from Static Movement (April 2011)
  • “Orange.” Poem in San Diego Poetry Annual 2010-11: The Best Poems from Every Corner of the Region (April 2011)
  • Blitzenkrieg.” Short story in Jersey Devil Press Holiday Half-Issue (December 2010) [pdf of mag here]
  • “An Early Draft of Genesis.” Short fiction at The Murky (October 2010)
  • “A Little Schoolin’.” 10-minute play in Spirits Arts & Literary Magazine (Spring 2010)
  • “Roommate from Hell.” Short story o’ the week in Bananafish (28 March 2010)
  • Rent.” Micro-fiction (420 characters) in Short, Fast, and Deadly, Issue 16 (28 March 2010)
  • “Heart Attack.” Play in one scene, in Toyon (2009)
  • “Orange.” Poem named Best in Show (adult poetry division), Del Norte County Fair (2009)
  • “Noodles.” Poem in College of the Redwoods’ Poets & Writers (2009)
  • The Little Veal Cutlet That Couldn’t. Children’s book for adults. Whole Wheat Books (November 2008)  [read a review]
  • “Halloween Party.” Short story in Escaping Elsewhere, Issue 3 (2006)
  • Virgo Moon.” Pushcart Prize-nominated short story in Heat City Review (2004)
  • “Top Secret.” Winner, NFG literary magazine’s “Great 69-er” microfiction contest, Issue 2 (2003)


  • “Hello from Hanoi! An Illinois Valley Family Abroad.” Weekly travel column in the Illinois Valley News (October 2019-June 2020) [co-written with Kaci Elder]
  • Cheers these Special Beers in Hanoi” and  “Discover the Vietnamese Landscapes of Kong: Skull Island.” (2020)
  • Numerous articles in The Rogue Valley Messenger, 2014-2016. Examples include “Rough, Ready and in Full Bloom” (23 April 2014) and “I was a future hippie extra in a genre neo noir-thriller” (31 July 2014).
  • Kim Deal & Me: 4 Stories.” Kindle-only memoir (with short stories). (December 2013)
  • “Sometimes They Come Back.” Story in The Pacific Crest Trailside Reader, California, Mountaineers Press (September 2011)
  • Redwood Hostel Blog (June 2006 – February 2010)
  • “Match Revisited in the Redwoods.” In Hostelling International-Golden Gate Council Annual Report (2008)
  • “The Way of Love.” In Italy from a Backpack, Pearson Venture Group (2006) [googlebook link here]
  • “The Dance.” In Journey Beyond Travel Magazine, Volume 2, No. 1 (2006) [pdf of mag here]
  • “The Tanzanian Indian Vegetarian Physician.” In Journey Beyond Travel Magazine, Volume 1, No. 1 (2005)
  • “The ABCs of Hostelling.” Marco Polo Magazine (2004)
  • “Down the Mekong Without My Wife.” Second place essay, Cabrillo College Memoir Writing Contest (2004)
  • Traveling Light and Travels with Lola.  Regular travel column in The Oberlin News-Tribune (2002-2004)
  • Staff member proposes names.” Letter to the Editor. The Oberlin Review  (2 May 2003)   [if you’re curious after reading as to what name they settled on, click here; and thanks to Jim Sunshine for his response]
  • “The Little Mother.” In Rite of Passage: Tales of Backpacking ‘Round Europe, Lonely Planet (2003)
  • “Friends I’d Never Met.” Excerpted in Travelers Tales Turkey (2002)
  • “Match Made at Marin Hostel” In Golden Gate Hosteller (2001)
  • “One Dollar for William Shakespeare; Sixteen for the Woman on My Back.” Featured story at (2000)
  • Once they die, they become the people who watch over us.” Cultural interview for Indiana U. graduate class ‘Grief in a Family Context’ (Summer 1998)
  • “Minority admissions policies and the courts: What’s a school to do?” In Journal of the Indiana University Student Personnel Association (1997) 



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