Sometimes, it’s good to be tied up with other things. It gives a person time to think. A little while back, there was a dust-up between a few contributors to Slate, Salon, and the NY Times about the supposed hyper-niceness of book reviews. The critcs of the hyper-nice book review want to see blood in … Continue reading It’s Not “Nice vs. Mean,” It’s About Having Confidence in Your Native Intelligence (now with links)
(my grandfather and my father, sometime in the mid to late 1950’s) For the last two years I’ve been working on a novel about the disintegration of our deep connection to old mythologies. Or maybe not. I mean, that may have been what I set out to write, and thought I was writing, but it … Continue reading Changing the Trip Mid-Journey
I have recently returned to an old hobby: photography. I’d let it slide for a number of years because, quite simply, I didn’t have a camera. I had a few little point-and-shoot cameras (“phd” for “push here, dummy”), but they’re not really good for much. I’d learned how to use a camera back in the … Continue reading Picking up an old hobby.