I’ve been, for months, slowly working my way through Muriel Ruckeyser’s The Life of Poetry. It’s been slow going for a… Read more The Life of Poetry & The Resistance
There’s this notion that if one gets to the middle and the story is awful to keep going and just… Read more Plodding along with plots
There’s a Jonatha Brooke song, about 22 years old, written after the first Gulf War. Lately, the lyrics keep floating… Read more “War” & the “Empire”
Stirred to power by rage, fearful spite Triggered by self-righteous blame Vitriol built upon the foundations of foreclosed homes, shuttered… Read more Stirred to Power
Find your representatives and make your voice heard. While there, note what gerrymandering looks like.
It’s been more than a month since we, in the US (or should we start calling that the Divided States?),… Read more Artists With Opinions
I have started so many blog posts of late that have just seemed too ranty or too complicated – like… Read more Badass You and Magical Thinking
Fifteen years ago, I sat in a glass and steel office building roughly 1/37th the size of a single Twin… Read more 15 Years Ago
Last year during Boucheron, I was at home. This year, the plan is to be in New Orleans with all… Read more Where I’ll be at Bouchercon this year.
Don’t. Seriously, just don’t. By all means, don’t get in her personal space, waving your hands in her… Read more How to talk to a woman wearing headphones