I just came across Phil Pritchett and The Full Band on Spotify. I'm listening to their 2013 release "Ah, Yeah," and it's really good. Here's a link. Give them some Spotify love.
This 100-word story/prose poem was written probably 10 years ago and published around that time at Tuesday Shorts. Tuesday Shorts was such an early journal of micro-fiction that it was actually hosted on MySpace. Before closing up shop, it moved to blogspot. The editors had been planning a print anthology, and this piece was to … Continue reading 100-Word Story: The Good Thief
I have always loved to write. I first started writing creatively as an adult sometime during Divinity School, in my early 20s. I wrote stories and poems in high school of course, but most of what I wrote in college was more academic. Between finishing my Master of Divinity and starting my Master of Fine … Continue reading 100 Words at a Time
I just watched the 2008 Kennedy Center Honors for Brian Wilson. For reasons that are easy to guess -- his life story, his genius, his music -- I am sobbing. For other things, too: for him, for us; in gratitude, in fear. A decade later, neither the country nor the world look anything like they … Continue reading Heroes and Villains: Brian Wilson, Donald Trump
I'm reading a three-story collection of DH Lawrence that anthologizes "The Woman Who Rode Away," St. Mawr (really a novella), and "The Princess." I've finished "The Woman Who Rode Away" and am a third through St. Mawr. All three tales involve horses. The first and last are about women who leave their normal lives on … Continue reading Horses In Midstream: DH Lawrence, Ernest Hemingway, and Sherwood Anderson
There's nothing to say now to Eugene Victor Debs or William Jennings Bryan. No spring under iron wheels and no thaw in the concrete borders of compassion. No dispersing from the lock-step forms of ill-formed fear, fear of self, of other, fear of washing rain, revealing living oneness, fear of drowning in it. There's no … Continue reading Poem: The Birds
Re-posting this from a few years ago. A list of people as good at this whole business as Joseph Conrad would be very short. There is, as every schoolboy knows in this scientific age, a very close chemical relation between coal and diamonds. It is the reason, I believe, why some people allude to coal … Continue reading Opening Lines: Victory by Joseph Conrad