After retiring from a career in public health research in 2015, Jim Ross resumed creative pursuits in hopes of resuscitating his long-neglected left brain. He’s since published 75 pieces of nonfiction, several poems, and 200 photos in 80 journals in North America, Europe, and Asia. His publications include 1966, Bombay Gin, Columbia Journal, Entropy, Friends Journal, Gravel, Ilanot Review, Lunch Ticket, Kestrel, MAKE, and The Atlantic. He recently wrote and acted in his first play. Jim and his wife–parents of two health professionals and grandparents of four wee ones–split their time between Maryland and West Virginia.