My latest adventures
Since moving to Bogotá, Colombia in 2017, I’ve pursued my creative interests as a writer in English—essays and nonfiction books, fiction, and poetry. Setting aside this period for self-development has generated great opportunities. I read my short story by invitation at Inkberry Books in Colorado in 2018; advocated for human rights in Massachusetts before the 2018 mid-term elections; traveled to Reykjavík, Iceland to represent Colombia at the 2019 Humanists International conference; spent a month journeying through India by train in 2019; and was planning to travel back to Brown University for a reunion of past recipients of a writing award (but that was March 2020, and the timing was not to be!).
I publish books: a work of literary criticism, Painting Dragons (2018); a memoir, Bad Fire (2019, revised 2021); a 20th-century biography, Ten Past Noon (2020); and a collection of poetry in English and Spanish, Enkidu Is Dead and Not Dead / Enkidu está muerto y no lo está (2021). I produced a blank journal with writing prompts, Flip the Finger at Despair. Shorter works have been included in a number of anthologies, several of which have received Lambda nominations: a winner in 2011 and finalists in 2012 and 2021.
I’ve also written a collection of poetry and a novel. The novel is seeking a publisher!
I storytell the surreal and magical.
I studied philosophy and journalism.
I worked in technology and finance. (Find me on LinkedIn.)
I trained as a life coach.
Where to find me
I’ve lived in the US (where I was born) and Colombia (where I moved as an adult).
I’ve traveled to India, South Africa, Israel, Mexico, Canada, Paraguay, Italy, Greece, England, and Iceland.
I ran my first 5k in November 2015, and three months later I ran my first half-marathon.