Latest Stories and Poems

Mountain Lake

I wrote this at Fontana Lake, created by the Tennessee Valley Authority. It’s a beautiful place to be.

Pecos Blues

Life in the desert isn’t for the faint of heart.


Do we really know what it means to pursue happiness?


Being unceremoniously deposited in a cold river is both fun and annoying at the same time.

Undeveloped Gift

I wrote this as a reflection of something I’ve always struggled with, but now as a father, it’s an additional challenge. I hope my son shares my love for learning. But how do I teach him to use his intelligence in a world that has put aside higher thought.

Special Days

It feels like it’s been an eternity since Anna and I have been on the same sleep schedule.

Unexpected Blessing

Rain and the mountains just seem to go together. Maybe it’s the Smokies in my blood…

Hole in the Rock

You never know what’s waiting in a hole in the rock.

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