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That kind of day

 We all have to face it: Some things are not meant to be.       [First...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 Summer 2020

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

A Northman's Reveries

WordFest News

Portland before "Portlandia" at June WordFest

Portland before "Portlandia" at June WordFest The next WordFest explores Portland’s lesser known history on Tuesday, June 11, beginning at 6:00 pm, at the Cassava Coffeehouse, 1333 Broadway in...Read More

Latest Book Review

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Yes, things are bad. But oh so much better.   -Fun Fact: In 1800, the average life expectancy for a human on this planet was 31 years; in 2017, it was 72 years. If...Read More...

Book Chat Update

May 2019 - A chat with Mary Lyons

May 2019 - A chat with Mary Lyons Book Chat host Alan Rose talks with poet & memoirist Mary Lyons about writing memoirs.