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Love the Shoes – EXCERPT from Life on Other Moons

PHOTO SOURCE: Creative Commons photo “shoes” by joe jukes on Flickr. NOTE: Four weeks from now, Friday, May 10, will be one of the biggest nights of my life. It’s the culmination of four years of graduate study and a lifetime of loving stories. On that night, I will join twenty-six fellow students in a […]

Baltimore Life after the Super Bowl

PHOTO SOURCE: Creative Commons photo “Ravens” by finnur.malmquist on Flickr. These days, TV ratings hit overall record lows each year because the way people consume TV has changed and the ratings system hasn’t. One broadcast, though, has shown that there is still life left in that thing-that-used-to-be-a-box-but-really-isn’t-now in your living room: the Super Bowl. This year’s […]

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 […]

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 […]