house of cards and mirrors

Sean Quinn sent me this picture to thank me for designing his business cards. He’s a brilliant artist and writer. He needs that many bodies just to hold all of his brilliance.

whose kisses still hum around my wrists

I took this picture by the side of the river at Port Meadow after a long ride.   Here’s an excerpt form my narrative nonfiction piece Night Cycling , published in Identity Theory, about getting into a late-night cycling accident on a little island on the Thames in Oxfordshire:  I didn’t notice till then the thousand nettle stings rising like pearls on my…