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The Prismatist features opinions, perspectives and stories, both written and visual, that view the world through different prisms. 


Steve Melov spent four decades working for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. After retiring he has actively volunteered to promote equal rights for the LGBT community, including the right to marry.  He lives with his husband on North Carolina's Outer Banks. 


Nicole d'Entremont is the published  author of three novels, the most recent of which is Sketching With Renoir, as well as a number of short stories.  She lives on island off the coast of Maine.

Tracy Klein is a Professor at Washington State University-Vancouver and a poet-essayist who live in Portland, Oregon


Steve Wintermute is a journalist who lives in Kingsport, Tennessee


Ruth Kent is a retired Minister and lives in the Catskill region of New York State


Sue Smaltz Burrus takes bits and pieces from her lives as a daughter, niece, teacher, researcher, writer, illustrator, potter, radio announcer, social worker and harp player… in Indiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, Massachusetts, Alaska, Pennsylvania, and Washington… and weaves them into something new again.  She is currently self-employed at Grandma’s Short Order Deli and Taxi Service, Ltd.


Peter D'Entremont is an architect and cyclist who lives and works in Durham, NC.  He and his wife have been crossing the country one section at a time on a tandem bicycle. 


Lawrence Harman in addition to being a creator of eclectic art was a bus driver and mechanic and an office paper recycler and is  an activist, family man, fixer and guardian of 1100 Gold courtyard 


Gail Marnik lives in Chicago, Illinois where she engages in many creative endeavors including poetry

Gerri Barr is a photographer, potter and gardener.  She lives in Ann Arbor, michigan.


Linda Heckenkamp is a visual artist and ceramicist-potter.  She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Jennifer Lavorel always wanted to be a writer and may still give it a go.


John B. Wintermute was a writer, playwright, actor, director and Presbyterian Minister. A number of his stories and plays have been published. Most of his stories, including the two Christmas Stories published in the Prismatist were originally performed as a dramatic reading.  He died in 2008. 


Jim Kent, a retired boring professor, is the oldest and most irritating of Don's seven kids.   He has been turned down twice for the federal Witness Protection Program--the first time because he applied to the Department of Agriculture instead of the Department of Justice, and the second time because they found out he hadn't actually seen anything.

Ruth Kent is currently the pastor of a church in upstate New York, after previous careers in computers and tax law.  On the side she runs an archaeology lab at a dig in Jordan and teaches doctor-patient communications at a medical school.  She apparently can’t decide what to do with her life.


Mark Magee is a commercial and independent filmmaker specializing in disabilities, healthcare, food and culture.  New adventures include writing and journalism. 


Tony Lopresti began his theatre career as a mime actor with the New York Pantomime Theatre in the 1980's and, since 2009, has been Mime Director for the Festival Music sull'Acqua on the shores of Lake Como in Italy.  In between, Tony was a writer/producer and for 22 years held the title of Director as head of the Video Production Unit for the New York Police Department/NYPD.

Miranda Marnik-Said is majoring in Creative Writing at Oberlin College.

Tom Egel is a photographer, songwriter and guitarist.  He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Erik Helzer is an amateur armchair philosopher, dedicated craft beer enthusiast, and piano hobbyist who

moonlights as an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Rose Hart is a clinical psychologist who lives in a city in the northwest often parodied on TV.  A "nom de plume", Dr. Hart can be reached at

Wendy Wintermute has led a varied and peripatic life in communities across the country and now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She thanks all the friends and family along the way who have mentored her in the fine art of working together.

Judy Dean lives in Dexter, Michigan and has a drop-in relationship with both writing and painting.  She's fond of gelato, fall colors and most animals.

Jackie Falk lives a generously privileged life on the shore of Lake Superior. She subscribes to Mary Catherine Bateson’s observation that her life is “…something crafted from odds and ends, like a patchwork quilt...”Hers has patches of teaching, legal work, pastoral service, walking, reading, and a look to what’s next.


Tim Wintermute writes, draws, philosophizes, edits the Prismatist and does other stuff that no one will pay him for.  When he isn't traveling he does most of this in Baltimore, MD.


Susan Dietrich Schneider is a singer, songwriter and musician who performs under the name "The Space Lady", which was the name she adopted when she was starting her musical career as a  busker (street musician) in Berkeley, California.  She lives in LaJunta, Colorado when not on one of her frequent national and international tours. 



Ezra and the Easter Egg by Tim Wintermute


Christmas Blizard 1947 by Nicole d'Entremont


Dancing with Darkdough by Tim Wintermute

Three Works by Tracy Klein

The Santa Who Saved Christmas Creek by Tim Wintermut

Ezra and Ike Go Fishing by Tim Wintermute

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