So there’s a new movie coming out. Maybe you saw the trailer for it. Some sci-fi flick called Dune, based on a famous novel. But say you haven’t read it. Well, it just looks like Star Wars except all on that desert planet and no lightsabers. With giant worms, right? Continue reading
[after watching so much rain fall and then suddenly hit the dryness, I returned to a poem I wrote as a teenager, when I was obsessed with the four seasons] Continue reading
This week’s post is a short story.
Flyway: A Journal of Writing & Environment has published one of my short stories, titled “Whatever Happened to Quill Gordon?”
You can read it here.
Recently I took a poll. A question came to me after I read a passage that got me thinking about why we read, and why we give up on reading. Continue reading
So there was a madly in Writer’s Digest. I decided to fill it out with my wife and two children (ages 3 and 7). Call it a Moby Lib if you want. This is what we churned out. Continue reading
Ebenezer Scrooge hated Christmas.
“Every idiot who goes about with a ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.”
But that was back in the Victorian era, when Christmas was a small holiday that involved cheer, giving, and caroling. Not like today. Continue reading
Every once in a while a person will say to me, “I read your article,” and I’ll think to myself, what article are they talking about? Then I realize they meant an essay I had published.
Have you ever wondered if there is a difference between an article and an essay? Continue reading
In 1996 Harper’s published David Foster Wallace‘s famous essay, “A Supposedly Fun Thing I Will Never Do Again.”
Twenty-three years later, Harpur Palate published my essay, “A Supposedly Post-Colonial Thing I Will Never Fully Regret.”
Regardless, you can purchase a copy of my essay and many other good pieces of work on their website.