Notes on how to do your creative work and create the life you want.

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Here’s a peek at some of my fiction and nonfiction.


An excerpt from “Milk Tea With Pearls”

From a collection of stories about people whose lives are shaped by tea. Characters in these stories include the mistress of an Indian tea plantation under British colonial rule and her servant, a man whose career is destroyed by the Boston Tea Party, a sailor shanghai’ed onto a tea-carrying clipper ship, the owners of a gay and lesbian teahouse in mid-1990s Taipei, and more.


“Forty, Love”

First published in Love Stories: A Literary Companion to Tennis (Citadel Press).




“The Tango Junkies”

Descending into the subculture of those obsessed with tango.


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