Books: Personal Essays

Last Spring is a short monograph of essays I wrote in the “spring” term of 2018, my final semester teaching before retirement. It serves as a kind of “bookend” for the processes of growth and grief I initiated with This Fall. I include a PDF of the full series, downloadable and printable, if you prefer to read from hard copy, as well as an audiobook of my reading of the essays.

This Fall is the collection of essays I wrote in the fall of 2105, over about month’s time, after my daily walks in Boyce Park during the autumn leaf fall. I include a PDF of the full series, downloadable and printable, if you prefer to read from hard copy. There is also an audio book of my readings of the essays,

My essay “Coming to Terms,” the first piece under “Essays,” which pertains to my wife’s sudden and unexpected passing in February, 2015, may be useful contextually in understanding the significance of these walks.