Update: Long Division, Vineyard Scholars Conference

Since my last post was almost two months ago, I thought I’d check in with an update: First, presales for Long Division ended on June 23rd. If you didn’t get a copy but would still like one, you’ll be able to order directly […]

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Sad Lady and the Halfway Point

  2016, the year I was warned would be the hardest year of my life, is half gone today. Should I think of it as the top of this gnarly crag and it’s all downhill from here? It’s been harder for me to […]

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Sad Lady, Sounding Mad in Mourning

Unless you are willing to take care of me for a while, or take something off my plate, or spend time with me to ease the burden of aloneness, stop telling me to practice “self-care.” That’s a nice-sounding excuse not to show […]

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Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace, A Review, Part 3

I, for one, do need DFW’s stories and his story. If nothing else, Every Love Story is a Ghost Story is a book for writers…or, more accurately, for those who Want To Write. Or perhaps I can only speak personally: DFW’s struggles with writing […]

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Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace, A Review, Part 2

We come to the end of Every Love Story is a Ghost Story knowing maybe more factoids and ‘things that make you go hm’ about DFW than we otherwise might have, but not enough more about the people in his life…the people Amy […]

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Wishing Well

First published in Ballard Street Poetry Journal in March 2012.   Wishing Well Every morning, we all go to the office. We pull up our roll-y chairs and wait. We’re working, of course, but we’re waiting More. The e-news reports increased hunger in the […]

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What I Want The World To Know About “Wanting The World To Know”, Part 1

My compulsive and nervous-boredom-induced stroll down Facebook’s news feed every morning is revealing yet another up-the-wall-driving trend. It’s two-pronged and it’s going to make me look like either a Luddite or a very insensitive, butthurt jerk to point it out: a) celebrities […]

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The Life and Death Sentence of James Holmes, Part II

Clearly, this has taken longer than I expected to work out…and it may seem like an utter non sequitur to many so buckle up. So James Holmes was not sentenced to death because of one juror holdout and people are up in […]

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Dream Big…But Don’t Act On It

Five weeks ago, I started taking myself seriously as a writer. I mean, not only did I start honoring, rather than trying to hide (from God and myself) or apologizing for, the one thing I’ve wanted since June of 1990 (I was […]

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