Happy Nanowrimo — think you can’t write a novel in a month?

Well, you can't. Or at least I couldn't. But wait! WC Bryant writing https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:W_C_Bryant_writing.jpg Nanowrimo is a fantastic way to get a rough draft of something done and it's a wonderful way to experiment, to dare yourself to try to work with something impossible or wacky or both. Take me and my forthcoming novel Pretend … Continue reading Happy Nanowrimo — think you can’t write a novel in a month?

Mid-December Meditation: Diffusing Dread through play — cosmopolitanism and the pastoral, part 1

Last night I briefly worried that a writer friend of mine – who was working holiday shifts at a Portland Macy’s – might have gotten caught in the Clackamas melee of December 11th, 2012.  Relief that she was ok was followed by grief – for the 3 people who died, including the shooter. The story … Continue reading Mid-December Meditation: Diffusing Dread through play — cosmopolitanism and the pastoral, part 1

Story Time Sunday, 10/28/12 — the Story of the 21

Once upon a time there were 21 people. “Wait! “ you say, “that’s too many people for a fairy-tale, but not enough people for an epic like the Iliad which ends badly but has a lot of cool fighting and a lot of gods, but not so much sex as you might expect if you … Continue reading Story Time Sunday, 10/28/12 — the Story of the 21