Profile of artist Nathan Verwey in Salt Magazine

Happy New Year, all. I've got a brand new essay out in this month's Salt magazine, a profile of local street artist and sculptor Nathan Verwey. I've been a fan of Verwey's work for a while now, and it was great to sit down with him and talk about how it comes into being. Pick … Continue reading Profile of artist Nathan Verwey in Salt Magazine

2018 Ray Bradbury Challenge #4: Red Sky in the Morning

So this week I'm cheating a little bit and uploading a story I revised this week, but the first draft of which I wrote last fall. I had two nonfiction deadlines this week that took up most of my time, and I'm sorry to say that the Challenge got put on the back burner. But … Continue reading 2018 Ray Bradbury Challenge #4: Red Sky in the Morning

Two New Essays (and a short meditation) on Design

Earlier this year I was assigned two topics, both on the subject of local designers and builders (Michael Swart of Swart Amplifiers and Mark Bayne of the CFCC Boatbuilding Program), to research and report on for the March issue of Salt Magazine. I delved into the project with my usual verbose vigor and submitted two … Continue reading Two New Essays (and a short meditation) on Design

Going Aloft, Chapter 25

Here it is, ya'll: the penultimate chapter. Hard to believe I've been doing this every two weeks all year long. I'll save the waxing poetic for the final installment, but I'd like to preemptively thank you all for joining me on this ride, and I hope you'll stick around for the next one, too. In … Continue reading Going Aloft, Chapter 25

Going Aloft, Chapter 15

There are at least two cities named Nassau. The one you see is the one you can afford. One is bright and glittering and attractive, the leisure grounds of the imperial visitors who arrive there on sleek white ships. The other, hidden safely from sight from the tourists, is rife with the darker issues of … Continue reading Going Aloft, Chapter 15

Going Aloft, Chapter 12

At it's core, and despite all of the parts about sailing, storms, and sublimity, Going Aloft is really a love story. It's about a young man who falls in love with his surroundings and his mentor and his friends, but the most important blossoming of love is the bond between the Writer and the Artist. … Continue reading Going Aloft, Chapter 12

Going Aloft, Chapter 10

This chapter captures one of my favorite memories of the voyage- the morning after the hellacious storm of the night before. There was this satisfied feeling of having survived something terrifying, of breaking through to the other side of a very tangible and real obstacle. And the sea was as beautiful as I have ever … Continue reading Going Aloft, Chapter 10

Essay Featured in Eno Magazine

And now, a small hiatus from Going Aloft. I am happy to announce that my essay, One Year on Masonboro Island, has been published by Eno Magazine, and is the featured essay of their fifth volume. Eno is the student-run magazine of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, and has been putting … Continue reading Essay Featured in Eno Magazine