That was the best ice cream soda I ever tasted. – last words of Lou Costello


Art of Dying Presentation

Hoffman Center for the Arts, Manzanita, Oregon

February 27, 3 pm


Workshop and talk

Zen Center of Los Angeles

March 2-3 (registration required)


Dinner and reading with other Oregon authors, April 5, at the Oregon Zoo:

HomeWord Bound


Catechism of the Waters, Harper’s Magazine, March, 2019

Signs, Zyzzyva, Spring, 2019



Advice for Future Corpses is named one of the New York Times Top Books of 2018: “In its loving, fierce specificity, this book on how to die is also a blessedly saccharine-free guide for how to live.”

Full review in the New York Times, June 26

Interview “Think Out Loud” Program.


Advice for Future Corpses Cover

Advice for Future Corpses, published by Touchstone Books in June of 2018.


Available again: Great Buddha Gym For All Mens and Womens, an e-book ($2.99! a deal!)



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