Bill Merklee is a writer with an affinity for short stories, short films, and really short songs. He lives in northern New Jersey.

Occasional outbursts on Twitter: @bmerklee
Occasional photos on Instagram: @bmerklee


God at 60 in X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine
Portugal in Ghost Parachute
Neil deGrasse Tyson Brings Radio to the Bronze Age
Dakota Cats
A Note originally in Columbia Journal


Harry Twenty Years On originally in HIV Here & Now


Parting words left on my LinkedIn profile
Breath in Gravel and Anti-Heroin Chic
Remarks At My Mother’s Memorial
Unsung Hero
Fine Tuning
Election 2016
Memorial Day 2016
My Sister, Her Daughter, and the Kindness of Nanci Griffith
The Civil War Is Always With Us
The Ballad of Young Bill Merklee
Ring of Not-Too-Bright Water
Dreams So Real
Mark Becker (1960-2014)
Songs Along the Path
God is a Loaded Term
We Are What We Consume originally in The Record
Election 2012
A Good Day in “Church”
A Dancing Lesson from God
Kyron Horman
Harry Root Merklee (1912-1971)
Bee-ing and Nothingness
Gaining Perspective
Breathing Life Into the Printed Word
A Mostly Minimalist Christmas
John Lennon (1940-1980)
Mindfulness Hike in the Mountains
Old Photographs
Zen and the Art of Bicycle Riding
Grasshopper Moments
The Lost Detail originally in New Jersey Monthly
A Lifetime in Bergenfield Belies Author’s Version originally in The Record