Monthly Archives: March 2014


Nella Larsen Rutgers University Press, 1986 Oh, so many things our little brains think about. There are endless ways to justify our actions, question another’s, and paint our memories. The pitiable protagonist, though she wants to be noble, is Irene … Continue reading

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Ghostwriter Mommy Blues

Good news. A book I was hired to write has been nominated for a statewide award. The news came via a text message from the man whose childhood story needed telling. I congratulated him and he texted back that he … Continue reading

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Grown Son’s Visit

Our son came into our bedroom at 4:00 a.m. this morning and said he was leaving now. Automatically I sat up and told Sam to get up. Son Zac said we didn’t have to get up, he could just slip … Continue reading

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God’s Middle Finger, Into the Lawless Heart of the Sierra Madre

Richard Grant Free Press, 2008 For a certain sort of adventuring gringo Mexico has a hypnotic effect. He can be told a hundred times that Mexico is dangerous in its remote mountains, pressing, airless jungles, and haunting deserts, but that … Continue reading

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