Archive | 2012

And So the Manuscript Begins

If you didn’t already know, I had my second public fiction reading on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at the University of Baltimore. This performance consisted of one (very) short story and parts of two longer ones from my thesis-in-progress. Since then, so far I’ve managed to do a little reading (in my head) but haven’t […]

The Wabash Men: The Story That’s Writing Itself

I just realized that one of the short stories I’m writing for my MFA thesis actually takes place at Wabash College, which is where I went to undergrad. Isn’t it weird how these things can sneak up on you? Suddenly something just snaps into place in your brain, and the story starts to come together in new ways. It’s exhilarating. […]

New Web Design Coming!

In case anyone has even noticed, I’m sorry for all the web design changes in the last couple of days. Over the next few months, I’m going to be stealing time here and there (between work and homework) to make more site updates, gradually coming up with (I hope) a better web design, a more […]

Carver’s ‘Cathedral’: Once More with Context

(NOTE: I originally posted this as a review of Carver’s book on Goodreads. I’ve since edited it to have it make more sense outside of Goodreads.) I just read Raymond Carver’s short story collection Cathedral. I’m still processing it; I think I liked it 4 stars’ worth. And if I didn’t already own it, I’d […]

Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day Celebrates Gays by Mistake

This is quite funny. I never thought about it that way, but they’re sort of right. In supporting Chick-Fil-A, people interfaced, in some way, with more pro-gay companies than not. For those whose goal was to protest gays as human beings (because this was never just about marriage), this seems like a bit of a […]

MFA or M.F.A.?

For a while now, I’ve been one of those people who use periods in most abbreviations (TV being one exception that I’m willing to make); in fact, I’ll probably keep being one of those people. But since I’m also a perfectionist, when I finish my degree I’ll want to—have to—need to know, once and for […]