Read: Death Comes for the Archbishop

A book about New Mexico. Do I need to say anything more? Yes, laced with religion, hardship, faith, war and the landscape, not to mention rife with power names that still resonate through the high desert and the Sangres, this … Read More

Creative: ESSAY Magazine Previews

Hey Team, First two issues are live and up for grabs. Issue three is coming soon. I wanted to post previews just for fun and to test something. I’m also trying to decide what Issue Five is going to be. … Read More

Creative: A Few Things I’ve Learned

1. There is no time to wait. Whatever it is you are doing, do it now. Publishing, photography, projects, experimentations. You have people who talk and wait for the perfect moment, and you have others who just do. The doers … Read More

Creative: Morning Festival Journal

“Friday morning is always about what is left of the people who went big after the sun fell behind the mountain. Voices gone, bad colds, alcohol laden bodies. Survivors of free wine and borrowed spirits. With friends, hair down, just … Read More

Creative: PSPF Day Four

Look, I’m a bigshot! Fact. Our art book class was off the hook. The students brought great work, made prints, brought glue and scissors and dove into their blank books with abandon. By 2PM they left with working samples of … Read More

Creative: PSPF Day Three

Michelle adding my name to the signage… Today was about one thing. Books. Co-teaching with Michelle Dunn Marsh, we dove into day one of our art book class. I’m lucky to be able to teach with Michelle. The morning session … Read More

Creative: PSPF Day Two

I’m not beyond a shameless plug. Day Two. On the move. Remember in Crocodile Dundee Two when the bad guys are camping and Mick comes running through camp in the middle of the night with a giant snake? You don’t … Read More

Creative: PSPF Day One

This isn’t a normal life, nor is the speed in which the festival sucks you in. Home to car to highway to parking lot to hotel to festival to warp speed. Minutes, seconds. Friends. Scenarios. Deals. Partnerships. Collaborations. Potential. So … Read More

Creative: Off to the Palm Springs Photo Festival

I’m off to Connect 2017 otherwise known as The Palm Springs Photo Festival. If you love photography and love to get photographically wild then you simply must attend. This is unlike any other event in the United States. Just look … Read More

Creative: Leica Gallery Exhibition

So I went to Los Angeles. Most people think I’m in Los Angeles all the time, but that is far from the truth. I avoid LA as much as humanly possible. I can’t handle the traffic, congestion, residue of Hollywood … Read More

Read: Joe

Another recommendation from my friend Jack. Another good one. Another Southern writer, but don’t let that allow you to think of him as a “regional writer,” which is a strange title I hear from time to time. The characters in … Read More

Creative: Killing Time in San Francisco

Not really. I dream about killing time, but rarely get the time to do it. I was in San Francisco for work, completed a short portrait session then booked over to The Mission to see some old friends. Creative friends. … Read More

Creative: The Freak Diaries

The swamp is still full of and rising faster by the minute. Okay, after one hundred days it’s apparent we elected a complete buffoon to the office of President. (He might be worse than unboxing videos.) He’s shown he has … Read More

Creative: Blurb Stop

(Sydney based super creative Jess Scully.) I’ve never written much about my visits to Blurb. Not sure why because there is always a lot going on. Cool, talented people doing cool and talented things. Yesterday I was asked to volunteer … Read More

Creative: Finally, a Selfie

Yes, I’m doing selfies now. Lots and lots of selfies. It took me years, and I had to print it first before rephotographing it, so it’s a super slow selfie, but it’s a selfie nonetheless. I am my favorite subject … Read More

Read: American Assassin

So I saw the trailer for the film adaptation and thought I would read the book. Vince Flynn. I think he’s done about ten thousand books. All best sellers. That might be a slight exaggeration, but I know he’s got … Read More

Adventure: Training

I want to use this post to speak out against injustice in the world. I can get salted chocolate Gu, and I can get chocolate mint Gu, BUT I CAN’T GET SALTED CHOC0LATE MINT GU. MOTHERF%$#$%. I can’t believe the … Read More

Creative: Newport Journal April 2017

He smelled like cheap cigarettes. He angled too close to my personal space. A screw head. For sure. A younger, tag-along brother with a cell phone blasting Italian TV tunes. But they weren’t Italian. Neighbors most likely. He immediately gets … Read More