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A Horoscope for John the Baptist

December 5, 2011


This week you will be a voice crying in the wilderness.  By wilderness I mean the urban wilderness, and by crying I mean protesting. You are one of the last keepers of the law and that means you care a great deal about justice. Why must 1% of the populace have the majority of the […]

Writing Blindly

November 16, 2011


This is an essay I found perishing in my files that I cut and pasted years ago from a news magazine. Do you remember the russian submarine Kursk that sunk all hands aboard in the arctic sea in 2000? That’s the topical prompt that prompted this. “I Am Writing Blindly” Roger Rosenblatt Besides the newsworthy revelation […]

thou art being asked a question

November 3, 2011


Last year while reading aloud a short essay of mine in a church basement, I asked a question that tempted the wrath of the Lord, the fire alarm went off and we all had to go outside. I will not repeat the question, out of fear and humility. But did I really learn my lesson? Because doesn’t claiming […]

Haunted Books: DFW

November 29, 2010


What is there left of him when he’s done his work? What’s any artist, but the dregs of his work? The human shambles that follows it around? What’s left of the man when the work’s done but the shambles of an apology? -The Recognitions. Some colleagues and I have chosen to embark on a group […]