January 7, 2020

Where do we go

From here

We sway in the tides and

The fear

Take me under your spell

and drift in the swells

The clues and the tells

and tears

When the clouds in your head

Won’t clear

But you know that that answer

Is near

Turn the radio on

And hope for a song

That takes you where you want

to be

And when you think


October 28, 2019

I'll be speaking at the Women's Business Owners of North Florida for their October Dinner Meeting and Business Showcase October 28, 2019. What an honor to be there! My favorite subject... Creative Collaboration.

Where DO ideas come from anyway?

"Please join us for a unique O...

October 12, 2018

I'll be performing my short story "Apo Helios" at The Studios at Florida School of Holistic Health, 1506 King Street, at 3:00, 4:00, and 5:00 pm. I'll be giving out free copies.

Event Schedule:

Inspired by the etchings of Mila Furstova. Watch the video here:

July 27, 2018

Arbus Magazine July/Aug Issue: The River Comes of Age

Click here to read.

Listen to our discussionon sports in the St. Johns River on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross. Joining me are Dr. Steven Davis, Associate Professor of Education and Director of JU Watersports, and Chris Moling, Director, DRC...

July 23, 2018

In 2016 I wrote the story of Megan Bell for First Coast Magazine. We ran in to each at the beach the other day and she is as strong as ever. I reread the piece and thought it would be a good time to publish. Cheers Megan!

Click here to read it!

April 30, 2018

On Saturday morning April 21st we did the JumpingFish " St. Johns River Rebel Swim and Paddle" from Downtown to Jacksonville University in challenging weather.

4.2 miles down river in 1 hour 15 minutes.

The Paddle Team: Steve Manis (Lead), Lane Manis (Sweep), Kelly Kinsman Minor, Mandy Hunter, Laura S...

March 22, 2018

Web page and Gallery.

On the first day of Spring, the March 20th Equinox, nine open water swimmers and seven kayakers made their way 2.3 miles down the St. Johns River from the Fuller Warren Bridge to Metropolitan Park Marina. The event took place at the peak velocity of the ebb tide. In addition, th...

June 4, 2017

All the Angels Come - Second Edition is now online.

A richer, online reading experience. This edition includes updates to the original novel, better navigation, a clickable table of contents and more sections, including reviews, galleries, the theatrical version and much more. 

Just dive in and e...

March 17, 2017

Coming in 2018 - Forty Floors

“I’m  done. Way tired of this corner. If there is life after death, I’d rather be there. Anybody that wants to bounce out of here with me reply by pvt msg.”  - Jenny A.

Danny rubs his eyes and rereads the post squinting in the glare beaming off his phone. He sha...

March 16, 2017

All the Angels Come - Part  IV will be released in June. I'm working steadily and enjoying every minute. Since we did the theatrical version, I was moved to make some decisions on the direction the novel would take. Hence Parts 1-3 will be re-released as a second edition. Gauging from the reaction a...

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Tall grass and blooming flowers.
This heart with all its power,

leaps and bounds.

An epic fairytale in the River City

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