With the same inevitability with which sea levels will rise, I wake every night from my drug-addled sleep to pee. I turn onto my right elbow, push myself up with my right hand, sit on the bed’s edge, take two measured breaths, lean my weight on the right leg to slowly reach vertical, lean backwards […]
To resuscitate his long-neglected right brain, Jim Ross resumed creative pursuits in 2015 after retiring from public health research. He's since published over 50 pieces of nonfiction, several poems, and over 180 photos in 70 journals in North America, Europe, and Asia. His publications include 1966, Bombay Gin, Columbia Journal, Friends Journal, Gravel, Ilanot Review, Lunch Ticket, MAKE, Meat for Tea, Stoneboat, The Atlantic, and Thin Air. He and his wife--parents of two health professionals and grandparents of four toddlers--split their time between Maryland and West Virginia.