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Boys of summer

My traveling companion is four years old. He is the child of my first marriage.…

This is the sea

More wave propulsion research.…

Immovable Feast

This is the first time in three years that I haven’t had to rent a truck and move all my belongings in the high heat of summer. I intend to enjoy it.…

Short Story Month

The approach of summer and surf always reminds me of Haruki Murakami’s “Hanalei Bay.” Part 1 | Part 2

Stutter

How about a National Poetry Series winner to round out National Poetry Month? I attended William Billiter’s reading which showcased his excellent book, Stutter, as well as some new work. I label it strong and update this dusty blog in his honor.…

The Long March

Winter’s knife.
Piles and piles of useless paper.
A supposedly funny book I’ll never teach again.…

AWP DC

Against all odds, we made it to DC for the AWP Conference. Avoided the storm of the century even though many of our colleagues did not. Think Millenium Falcon escaping the second Death Star explosion.…

The novel

A new semester, a new set of challenges. Pages, pages, pages……

Storytime

I gave a public reading in the preschool room at the Clinton Early Learning Center. Perhaps one of the most attentive and grateful audiences I’ve ever had. They even laughed at my jokes……

Green Chili

Returning to Missouri for a visit, it was the small things I missed and appreciated the most.…