Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

UB Creating

Amy and I are featured in the latest UB promotional materials for UB in Action. Our section is UB Creating. Find us and our statistics at the bottom of the page here.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Visiting Writer at Housatonic Community College


After reading my memoir, Afoot in Connecticut, Peter Everett of the Housatonic Community College library invited me to be this semester's visiting writer. I gave an open lecture about fiction and nonfiction writing for about fifty people, and enjoyed it immensely. I hope some of the students and teachers who attended did, too. You can read more about it in the article here.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Building a Better Argument

Read my 'closing thought' in this season's alumni magazine Knightlines. It is called "Building a Better Argument" and could be a primer on how not to argue with people on the internet. As an example I chose Ezra Pound's ABC of Reading, which I loved during college and now feel less enthused about. So, if you're a big Pound fan, you might not like it.

Otherwise...Enjoy!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Getting Ready for Winter


I'm hoping that this winter is not as extreme as the last one. But I'm getting ready - ordering wood for the woodstove, buying ice melt, caulking up cracks, and bringing in the lawn furniture. I've lit the candles and taken the heavy blankets out of storage. I'm ready for another winter in Connecticut.