Monthly Archives: December 2017

The man goes down to the river with his dog

For Dan Michener The man goes down to the river with his dog. He fishes. The dog runs arabesques. The man is the prince of the river. It is not a famous river but it is his river. The trout … Continue reading

Posted in The Occasional Poem


In the above photo—which documents the first bite of winter on the Great Plains in early November—I am with my husband, David Smith, on the left, and Chris Helzer, a colleague from my days with the Nature Conservancy in Nebraska … Continue reading

Posted in Five Hundred Words or Less