Lucky Us by Amy Bloom

Lucky Us by Amy Bloom Hardcover: 256 pages Publisher: Random House; First Edition edition (July 29, 2014)   “These were my people: the abandoned, the unloved, the phenomenally unlucky.” – Lucky Us   Dysfunctional families provide excellent material for fiction, as illustrated by the plethora of enjoyable books written on this theme. It allows an… Read More Lucky Us by Amy Bloom

this week on the interwebs

  Stuff I found this week:   “Literary thriller” – a thriller with some boring bits. #genremeanings — Jonny Geller (@JonnyGeller) August 19, 2014   23 Contemporary Writers You Should Have Read by Now — Electric Literature (@ElectricLit) August 19, 2014   My brother Steven is retarded: — Awful Library Books (@awfullibbooks) August… Read More this week on the interwebs

TED Talks: Billy Collins, Two poems on what dogs think (probably)

I don’t know a lot about poetry, but I do know I love Billy Collins, former two-time Poet Laureate of the United States. He was my first high-profile author interview; somehow I talked my way into a phone interview for the first incarnation of this blog. Wires were crossed, somehow. No doubt he wouldn’t have… Read More TED Talks: Billy Collins, Two poems on what dogs think (probably)


magnolia cemetery, charleston, s.c. Few things make me more irate than seeing the confederate flag placed on a grave as a supposed gesture of honor. There is no honor for traitors.


magnolia cemetery, charleston, s.c. I don’t want to hear about the weird lighting affect in this photo, how the sunspot and lighter area on the statue is weird or spooky or what-not. I was shooting against the light; I was bound to get a lens flare. I found the level of detail in this statue… Read More photo