Ginny & Travis are excellent car kitties.

Rainbow Sky and Trix Colored Leaves. Fall in West Jefferson is on!

Ginny is my cat assistant.

Good old Gladys, 1993-2008.

Graduation at Goucher College, August 2005. Here is a handful of the happy MFA graduates and one of the Mentors, Tom French (MC). In front are Chris and Lisa; next above left are Cynthia Houston, Tom French, Shari Caudron, Ana Schwartzman and Erika Vidal. Photo Henry Doss.

It's Time for Baseball!

Check out my blog (click on the link above) to see how things are going these days. Currently I'm working on a baseball anthology with baseball buddy and wonderful writer, Diana Nelson Jones. The working title is "Baseball Love: Voices from the Stands and Fields" to be coming sometime this year from McFarland & Company. I also have a novel in the works and travel to do, as always.

For more on more on my archaeological trips to Israel, watch the segment from UNC TV's show "NC Now" which featured a story about UNC Charlotte and Dig Mount Zion, by clicking the link below.

WORDKEEPERS: Is an opportunity for area writers to share their work via public readings. Designed as an open salon for area writers, Julie Townsend, Scot Pope and Chris Arvidson, founded Wordkeepers 5 years ago as an informal open mic event. Writers interested in reading from their work should email Chris Arvidson at chris@​, to secure their first-come, first-served spot on the bill, and to get guidelines for the salon.

At the Ashe County Arts Center in West Jefferson; 4:00 p.m. Refreshments provided.
Third Saturdays in April, June, August, October and December.

Travel, travel, travel. I love travel. Check out my blog (click above) for the latest on my adventures -- local and far away.

Grand Traverse Bay - early morning in early June.

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