Hi, my name is Dane.

I have many interests – check out my projects to see what I mean – but often collaborate with artists and companies as a writer and editor.

I’m always open to chat over coffee or tea to learn more about you and what you’re working on. We can connect virtually or in person, depending on where I am/you are.

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What I’m doing now

Location: I’m in a season of transition right now, which has involved a fair bit of travel.

In late February through early March of 2019, I traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and made a pilgrimage to The Monastery of the Holy Archangel Michael in Cañones, New Mexico. It was my first time back to the monastery in five years, after having spent nearly three months there in 2014. You can read a brief recap of this time right here.

In March I went to Boston to look into a graduate program I’ve had my eye on for a few years. And then traveled to see some good friends down in Nashville before making my way back to Los Angeles, which has served as a temporary homebase these past few months.

The first few weeks of April will see me in Chicago, as it seems likely that, God-willing, homebase is going to be established there for the next little while.

Reading: This year has been a great year of reading! You can see what I’ve read so far right here. Currently, I’m enjoying Ordinary People as Monks and Mystics by Dr. Marsha Sinetar.

Writing: My good friend Muffadal Saylawala and I are steadily working on his memoir, which you can get an overview of right here. Also, be sure to check out my blog for most recent stories and poems.


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