Publication Update

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Here’s where you can read some poems I’ve gotten published this summer. “I Should Have Been a Fighter” in The Squawk Back “The Gorgon’s Last Dream” in The Copperfield Review “Literary Characters that Got Screwed by the Man” in Straight Forward. (Purchase via Lit Ragger required) 

Photo Update

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Time for some more stupid pictures! (Punk rock patch from an old band of mine.) (Bowtie Tuesday, 1980.) (Senior prank. All these cups are full of water.) (My son is terrible at ExciteBike.) (The first words I’ve read in Hebrew without the aid of vowels: “Rosh Hashanah.”) (Hanging out with my son at the University […]

Thank You, Dolly Parton

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Here’s how Dolly Parton promotes childhood literacy  in tens of thousands of Tennessee households (including my own) (Before we continue, let me share a few useful links with you. Here’s Dolly Parton doing “We’ll Get Ahead Someday” with Porter Wagoner in 1968, and here she is singing “Jolene” from 1974.) I’ve written before of Dolly Parton’s Imagination […]

Our Day at Busch Stadium

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Disclaimer: This blog post is about the Pittsburgh Pirates, and as such, deals with themes of dissappointment, misery, and loss. The author, aged 6. Dear Baseball: Please look at this  photo to the right. This is who you are hurting. Take a long look at the victim of your inhumane nature: a helpless boy, already […]

August Reading

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Here’s what I read this month. 1. All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy All the Pretty Horses, which won the National Book Award in 1992, was the second McCarthy novel I read this summer, and the fifth (out of ten) of his novels that I’ve completed. This might be his most complete, satisfying, and artistically […]