The Writing on the Wall

There’s no denying it. Writers need to be able to write on walls. We like to tack stuff up, smudge things out, organize and then rearrange notes. What kinds of notes? Bar napkins, scrap [...]

2012 Book List

It’s an annual tradition, folks! Here’s a list of every book I read in 2012, and stay tuned for my top 10, listed next week on this blog. I didn’t make it to my hoped-for 52 [...]

Settling In

I spent a lot of time last week thinking about what it means to really live some place. To commit to it. To invest in a landscape as you might invest in a life partner. For three years I [...]

Interlochen: Pilobolus

Most of my closest friends know that, if given another life and a different talent, I’d come back as a backup singer for a) Bob Dylan, b) Andrew Bird, or c) Josh Ritter. I say [...]

Interlochen: Welcome Back

My first taste of Interlochen Center for the Arts occurred January, 2010 when I began my position as Writer-in-Residence for the Arts Academy. Little did I know it would lead to employment on the [...]

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