Makin’ Muncie

It’s T+1 in the Hoosier state. I’ve been a resident for just a bit more than 24 hours and my towne home is 95 percent unpacked. My parents actually arrived at my place before I did, setting up the kitchen and things. I was coordinating the move from Covington, which consisted mostly of me chatting […]

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The Things I Left Behind

I’ve plotted out a 3-book arc for my life. Because that’s what writers do. It’s actually a very good gauge for writing, a test that I use on my students to see which of them has the bug and which of them is simply — to paraphrase what my mentor Bill Drummond said the other […]

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Thoughts on American Travel

I have a hard time remembering what traveling was like before 9/11, but scooting around Europe certainly has helped me rediscover what I loved about jetting off to new places. Now most of my travels have been in the United States, but they’ve been varied. I’ve driven more than 2,500 miles on at least a […]

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