It's been a cold, dark winter. The sun came out this week, but the rivers are still frozen. I have five new essays coming out in the next few months. I've landed nonfiction in The Sun, Gray's Sporting Journal, The Flyfish Journal, and Wyoming Wildlife. I've been in the habit of writing for several hours every morning. I'm at the local Starbucks by 7 a.m. A new short story, "Five-Bear Days" won a fiction prize with the American Literary Review and will come out in a few weeks. Now, if the river thaws, it's time to get out and wet a line.