Jim O’Donnell is a freelance journalist, author, and conservation photographer who focuses on climate change adaptation, human migration, and public lands. He is the author of Notes for the Aurora Society as well as numerous articles, several sordid tales, many brilliant observations, a few half-finished novels, various angry letters to the editor, and other scribblings. O’Donnell lives in New Mexico with his two children. Follow him on Twitter @jimodonnell2.
Robert Silver: A Psychologist by background and training, storyteller by nature, Parkinson’s patient by chance, surviving growing up in a gritty part of New York City likely predisposed Silver not to give in or give up. From the Bronx High School of Science (1960) to the City College of New York (B.A., 1965, Psychology), and to Indiana University (Ph.D., 1972, Psychology), his educational path carried him far from his Bronx beginnings. Retired after 45 years of clinical and forensic psychology practice, consulting, and university teaching, he is immersed in creative nonfiction writing. Taos is home for him and his wife, abstract painter Dianne Frost. Silver’s work has been published in Chokecherries, HOWL, Storied Recipes and Storied Wheels, anthologies that express the quirky creativity of Taos, this magical place that some call “the soul of the Southwest.” A collection of his social and political commentaries was published as Tributes & Tirades: Taos Life and American Politics (Nighthawk Press, 2013). Silver’s latest work, Keeping On --- Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease, is scheduled for publication in late 2017.