This is less a “top” ten list, and more a “random” ten list. Who could put gratitude in any rational order, anyway? Stories - the infinite number of stories to be told. Or maybe there is only one real story, but an infinite variety of ways to tell it. Either way, the well of stories never runs … Continue reading A Thanksgiving Top Ten
Thanks to Village Books in Fairhaven, Washington, and Books Inc for this inspiration: "The shortest distance between two people is a story." Read a banned book today, and celebrate our connections.
World Book Night 2013 is over, and it was sheer joy from start to finish. Here are some reflections on the day in Ellensburg, meeting people and giving away books at the senior center and food bank. Volunteers gave away something close to 200 books in our town yesterday. An old man plays "You Are … Continue reading Because of books.
The second of two stories I submitted to the Richard Hugo House winter new works contest is posted here. She lay there on the mountaintop, staring at the stars. Okay, it wasn’t exactly a mountaintop. It was a pretty big hill, though; one covered in scrub and stones, and she had climbed to the top … Continue reading On the Mountaintop
I've reorganized this thing, blog-web page combo thing, a bit. Over on the top right under the mysterious header photo, you'll now see two new pages,"Stories" and "The Book." On the Stories page, you'll find short pieces, mostly fiction, a few little slice of life essays. I wrote the current one on a dare, and … Continue reading Some New Stuff