My newest published story:
"At the seaward fringe of my coastal city, there is a place that defies the rigidity of hard edges and boundary lines. In this place, where the ocean licks the land, a colorful and lively community thrives in an ecological borderland.
In tune with the clockwork of the moon and sun, the ocean pulls herself back twice each day. In doing so, she unveils the microcosmic worlds of urban tidepools—worlds that occupy the liminal spaces between land and sea and between city and submarine wildlands.
It is within this marginal strip of waterlogged earth that I find myself, ankle-deep in a Central California tidepool, probing a melon-sized sea anemone with my pointer finger.
How does my skin taste? I wonder..."
Read the rest at City Creatures
This is my first paid / professionally published story! I am incredibly grateful to PhD candidate Samuel Bedgood for anemone insight and to Julia Mason, Chapin Dorsett, and Dr. Gavin Van Horn for editorial assistance.
Hi! For several years, I have been gathering stories about science and society, nature and people, oceans, diseases, cities, forests, and more. This is a place where I can share some of those stories with the world. I hope that, while you explore these pages, you find something wonderful or interesting that catches your eye. Thanks for checking it out!