Halloween

Summer snaps without warning, the wind has a bite, Women mounted on brooms are all taking flight. Black cats hiss and howl, run around in a craze, Bats flap in the dark through forests ablaze, Milky roiling fog closes in on the night. The belladonna is blooming, so is wolfsbane, Overhead the moon shines through … More Halloween

Book Review: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

I read The Underground Railroad in the spring before the author, Colson Whitehead, visited my library for an author talk. Whitehead was booked to speak for our library almost a year before his book won both the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the 2016 National Book Award, the first book to win both in the … More Book Review: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Columbus Craft

I choose beer, almost always, over any other Adult Drink. Taproom culture is a big part of my infatuation with craft beer and the great variety of quality beverage is the other part. After a year of living in Columbus, Ohio, I’m ready to talk about some of my favorite breweries. Columbus Craft Beer Week is … More Columbus Craft

Colter’s Mermaid

Daphne pulled herself out of the steaming pool. The boiling water beaded on her milky blue skin. Dusk was settling behind the line of trees in the distance, giving the barren white landscape a rosy glow. Steam sizzled and twisted into the air around Daphne while she opened and closed her fist, gazing at the last rays … More Colter’s Mermaid

Art Is

Defining Art has baffled philosophers, scholars, artists, politicians, and the public since the first red-ocher bead. An idea, a tangible object, a feeling: Art is as complex and mysterious as Love. Art has imbued me with critical skills, empathy, and passion. Art is part of my identity. … More Art Is