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Foxglove Moments

Where is everyone tonight?

    Sitting out on the hillside enjoying summer.Very still this...Read More...

Memories out of Season

Sierra Morn

  It’s the quiet you first notice. A pristine stillness, so quiet you can...Read More...

Notes on Writing and Reading

Next Novel Coming Out in Fall 2020

I am pleased to announce (ecstatic, really!) that my novel about the AIDS epidemic, As If Death...Read More...

A Northman's Reveries

W.S. Merwin (1927-2019)

    Send me out into another life                lord because this...Read More...

WordFest News

Local businessman Leroy Nelson explores “Where do we go from here?” at next WordFest

Local businessman Leroy Nelson explores “Where do we go from here?” at next WordFest Local businessman and former high school coach Leroy Nelson will be discussing his book, Where Do We Go From Here? at the next WordFest on Tuesday, July 9,...Read More

Latest Book Review

Exhalation

Stories that stretch the mind Reading a Ted Chiang story can be the intellectual equivalent of staring up into a starry night sky: One is overcome by the vastness, mystery...Read More...

Book Chat Update

July 2019 - A chat with JD Chandler

July 2019 - A chat with JD Chandler Book Chat host Alan Rose discusses Portland's "hidden history" with Portland historian JD Chandler.