I am a Pediatrician with three decades of practice, and a previous contributor of both prose and poetry to The Permanente Journal.
Also known by the moniker “Doc Mehl” in western entertainment circles, I compose original contemporary western music and western-themed cowboy poetry. My “west-clectic” poetry has been published in Rattle magazine as well as on the Web site www.CowboyPoetry.com.
I have produced three albums of original western music, and two of spoken-word original poetry. My 2013 recording “The Great Divide” was named “Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year” by both the Western Music Association and the Academy of Western Artists. Find more about my writing and my performances at www.docmehl.com.