Essay up at The Common Online!

H. Ballard Harris (Sue Repko/2002)
H. Ballard Harris (Sue Repko/2002)

I am thrilled to report that my essay, “The Bodhisattva of Route 128” is now up at The Common Online. This essay was many years in the making, recalling my meeting H. Ballard Harris, a legendary figure who lived his life north of Moab, Utah, dispensing wisdom and small talk to travelers from his gas station and gift shop on scenic Route 128. I am very grateful to The Common and, especially, to Diana Babineau, Managing Editor, for her suggestions and support to bring this to publication. Further thanks to Liz Witte, Associate Editor, and Jen Acker, Editor In Chief, for giving this essay a home at The Common. Namaste.


Publishing news!

Well, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted an update, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been sending out work and getting a few pieces picked up! My most recent publications include a review of Motherland by Maria Hummel at The Common online and a flash essay, “Detours,” at

I’ve got another longer essay in the editing stage with another journal, and I will be sure to post the link here and on the interwebs as soon as it’s available. Until then, please join me in thinking spring here in the northeast!

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