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Friday
May042018

look alive out there

It's rare for a book to truly make me laugh out loud, especially when I'm unfamiliar with the author. But Sloane Crosley's LOOK ALIVE OUT THERE was so funny/real/human. I was reminded of the book today when I went to renew my domain name. One of the essays in this collection tells the story of what happened when Crosley forgot to renew hers--with disastrous/costly/hilarious results.

Wednesday
Feb072018

Art Deco ice 


Ice art found on my windshield one morning this week.

Art Deco pattern, I thought.

Peacock feather, said a friend. 

Monday
Dec252017

Santa Embarks on a New Continent


Happy holidays, everyone. Here's to new continents--and packs that are full but not unmanageable.

Wednesday
Oct042017

Level Up

I know other fiction writers can relate: You've got an experience/observation/detail from your own real life that demands to be worked into something you write someday. That was how my long-ago smoothie-making job was for me, and this is the (very) fictionalized result. Thanks to the West Texas Literary Review for publishing it.


Friday
Sep152017

Writing about young MICA grads

I really enjoyed getting to know the work of some in-demand young graduates of the Maryland Institute College of Art, better known as MICA. The article that resulted appears in Baltimore Style's September 2017 Arts Issue.