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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Moving Day: A Retrospective

I spoke with the town home complex where I’ll be living and received my actual move-in date: July 24. What a load off my mind, as strange as that seems considering everything in front of me. But I feel strangely comfortable when I have large projects in front of me. I love breaking down the […]

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Settling back

I’ve been back for just three days but it already feels like way too long. The next 8 days are going to be a whirlwind of activity. I’m trying to get everything wrapped up for the big move, which looks like it might take place a bit early now. There was a SNAFU at work […]

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Home…For Now

I’m still trying to get used to the fact that I woke up in Kentucky this morning. Not that it’s bad being home. I love the fact that when I say hello to people on the street, they smile and say hello back. I love hearing the sweet twang of my life echoed in the […]

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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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