J. Jason Graff received an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing and a Masters degree in Education from the University of Washington and began a career in teaching shortly after. He has several short stories published and his poem “On Knowing the Temple Bell” was published in Insight Journal in 2007. After teaching in the public school system for five years Jason shifted into sustainable agriculture and received organic farmer training leading to his working with undergraduate and graduate students at the University of California—Davis in organic farming and sustainable farming practices. Jason currently lives as an artist and writer in the Sierra Mountains with his wife and dog enjoying and observing the ever-shifting conditions of the mountain environment. His short story collection Spectrum Light: A Collection of Short Stories is available on Amazon.