Luci Westphal

Luci Westphal is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, writer, and social artist with a focus on biophilic art to enhance people’s well-being by connecting with the outdoors through art, especially in… Read More

Young Voices

I want to say how incredibly grateful I am to encounter such amazing talent from young writers. I am constantly inspired by my students and will share poems by three… Read More

2021 Lambda Literary Awards

I felt shy about this when it happened so didn’t post about it, but since the ceremony replay lives forever online — and celebrates dozens of other incredible authors, including… Read More

A Time of Wintering, Even in Florida

With news of ice storms, power losses and frigid temperatures across most of the United States, Floridians may be thinking that severe winter conditions don’t apply to them. But make… Read More

Kerouac in St. Pete

Honoring the Beat Prophet in his Adopted Hometown    “‘A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown.” – Matthew 13:57   There’s a Jack Kerouac Park in Lowell, Massachusetts… Read More

Creatives and Suicide

I lost a longtime friend to suicide a few weeks ago. She was strong, vivacious, successful, well-traveled and smart. If you ever met her, you would remember her – she… Read More

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