Recently Published Non-Fiction
"Disregard for Disabled
Lives in a Pandemic"
"Disregard for Disabled Lives in a Pandemic" started as an angry email. I never sent it because the intended recipient invited excluded folks to a meeting to discuss logistics for changing an in-person-only event to hybrid. Since many other entities are not providing online options for events -- excluding people with disabilities, those who can't risk any exposure to Covid-19, parents unable to afford childcare, folks endangered by traveling, etc. -- I turned the email into an essay. Rooted in Rights published it August 11, 2022.

Rooted in Rights uses accessible digital media to advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities and amplify perspectives from the disability community.

"Cozcacuauhtli: Protester Facing Incarceration for Dancing"
A year ago, hundreds of MAGAts, Qultists, and other racist sycophants of the grifter, rapist, narcissistic pedophile who spent four years in the White House mobbed the United States Capitol building in a failed coup attempt. From the progress of the cases against them, fewer than half of the rioters culpable in beating a cop who died the next day, driving four others to suicide, and terrorizing members of Congress will spend time in jail. Instead, at most, they'll receive probation, house detention, small fines, and community service sentences.

But in Portland, Cozcacuauhtli faces years of incarceration for Danza Azteca and displaying piñatas, candles, balloons, and red dresses in memory of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls outside the ICE building in Southwest Portland. I tell Cozcacuauhtli's story on The Big Smoke.

The Big Smoke is "a capital city for the 21st century in America. We're all about cutting through the noises and mazes to have a distinctive cultural impact and connect people with things they'll love."

What Color is Your Privilege?
Now Available For Preorder
A collection of 72 political statements in poetic form, What Color is Your Privilege? opens a window on the suffering many are privileged to ignore.

"Serving a truth serum for hate and hypocrisy, F.I. Goldhaber is writing with a hammer and speaking with a tongue of fire. In What Color is Your Privilege?, they sing a book-length blues song decrying racial, gender, religious, and sexual intolerance in America. With courage and a rejection of conventionality rarely found in contemporary verse, this book shines a bright, beaming light on the 'hostile world' we live in and the revolution being fought for the soul of America." -- John Warner Smith, Louisiana State Poet Laureate Emeritus and author of A Mandala of Hands and Spirits of the Gods

Published by Left Fork books, What Color is Your Privilege? is now available for preorder. Purchase from to support indy bookstores (and save 7 percent). Also available from Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

Left Fork is a small "unashamedly progressive press" based in Southwest Oregon, overlooking the West (left) Fork of Oregon's Illinois River.

Recently Published Poetry
One of the problems with privilege is that those who have it never see it and those who don't are constantly aware of its absence. My poem, Privileged, explaining its impact for both groups, appeared August 5, 2022 on The Handy Uncapped Pen and in What Color is Your Privilege? September 13, 2022.
"Tide Pool"
My haiku, "Tide Pool", inspired by a visit to the Oregon coast, leads the 2022 Parks & Points & Poetry Micropoems page.

Created by Amy Beth and Derek Wright, Parks & Points & Poetry publishes personal essays and poetry about national parks and other public lands.

"The Cost of Staying Alive
and That Hurts"
Two of my poems about surviving with chronic illness/pain appeared recently on The Handy Uncapped Pen, a community for disabled and neurodivergent writers and other creatives.

"The Cost of Staying Alive", describing how expensive it is to survive as a brittle, insulin-dependent diabetic, was published on April 8 and That Hurts, triggered by a former, obnoxious, touchy-feely mayor, was published February 11.
Read my haiku, "Hailstorm", in the tranquility-themed Winter 2022 Issue of MockingHeart Review.

An online literary journal, MockingHeart Review publishes poems that express the complexities of the human heart in clear, precise, lyrical language.