On the Web

So many adventures, so little time! To make it easy, I’ve compiled the best links in one place.

Chasing the Aurora: A Blog for Newcomers

In many parts of the world, night falls and all one has to do is look up to witness the magnificence that expands out into the atmosphere and beyond the edges of our world. In other parts, it’s not so easy.

“Thirsty for the Marvelous”

“I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.” — Anaïs Nin Art…

Events to Inspire in 2022

In times of difficulty and uncertainty, the world needs art and literature. Look to these public events to bring us inspiration and hope in 2022.

Passion Projects

A creative individual, I draw a lot of inspiration from nature, the night sky, the written word, and the many talented people who cross my path.

Critique & Technique

A community of writers and artists banded together to publish the Social Gap Experiment Anthology, and the finished project was beautiful. One person called it “a masterpiece.” So, I submitted our creative collection to a book contest.

Presenting the Social Gap Experiment

Creativity. Courage. Compassion. The Social Gap Experiment is a project to bridge the gap of social distancing and use creativity to connect during the global pandemic. We shared stories of hope on social media in the summer of 2020. Now, we’ve published an anthology to support those in need.

Whistling on a Mountain

If one happens to be out alone at night under the Aurora Borealis and hears a whistling sound, one has only to whistle in return, and the lights will come closer out of curiosity.

#PoetNotes: A Series

New ideas are flowing for #PoetNotes, a series of my poetic musings on social media. I don’t always have the time it takes to compose a new poem, which led me to jot down these notes. Mostly on Instagram, these pieces of inspiration appear across social media channels. Follow me on Instagram. A selection of…

“Only those who risk going too far can possible find out how far one can go.” — T.S. Eliot

Rare Beauty

Wonders of the night sky and rare natural phenomena have inspired a lot of my creative writing, especially in fiction. These pieces feature elements of the night: Aurora Novel, my debut novel based on Northern Lights Milky Way Novel, a work in progress featuring Milky Way mythology BlackJack, a short story of magical realism Crossing…

Whimsy & Wanderlust

With so much natural beauty, I’ve always dreamed of traveling the U.S. Now, I hope to turn my dreams into reality, and visit as many national parks as I can.

Pure Michigan

One of my goals in life is to visit as many state parks and national parks as I can. After setting out to travel more in Michigan, I decided to jot down which state parks I’ve visited and try to see them all!

Publication

Many pieces of my creative writing have been selected for literary journals and an excerpt of my novel was published in an anthology. I also had the honor of publishing two books, with the most recent book releasing in 2020. It’s exciting to have my creative work appear in print! New! “Social Gap Experiment Anthology”…

Now Unfiltered

The gloves came off. I removed the mask. And I bared myself to the hemlock trees. Unfiltered.

Launching the Solar Orbiter

“We’re going to make beautiful science.” Nothing captures the launch of the ESA Solar Orbiter better than the words of NASA’s Dr. Nicola Fox. As a NASA Social Media Ambassador, I had the honor of attending a live launch.

Painting the Light

After submitting to a gallery, I’m excited to share that several of my paintings were selected for exhibition and publication!

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson My late brothers would have turned 20 in February, but it’s my hope to carry their light into the future. Inspired by the twins, I wrote my first novel.

Nature of Ecstatic Motion

Unwind to modern and meditative music with natural scenery from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and a beach in California, through this photography slideshow.

The Pros and Cons of Relying on Kp

When you’re trying to catch the Northern Lights for the first time, it’s natural to wonder when you can see them and where. The answer to these questions, it turns out, is not so easy.

Aurora Chasing at the 42nd Parallel

When you get discouraged, take a closer look at the odds. What are the odds of capturing a vivid Northern Lights display as far south as the 42nd Parallel?

2021 Year in Review

In many ways, 2021 was a wild year! It marked poignant milestones, incredible accomplishments, bittersweet endings, and exciting new beginnings. This was a year when we got vaccinated, reunited with long lost friends, and truly realized the value of having meaningful connection in our lives.