That I’ve made serious life change in the past two years isn’t news. I’ve quit drinking, stopped smoking, ended some unhealthy relationships (sometimes happily, sometimes with great sadness), revamped my eating, taken up a healthy exercise regiment. I’ve started – … Continue reading
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My buddy Austin and I find movies for each other. Or we used to. Back when we actually had time to do things like watch movies and then share them with each other. (The best moment is when, on the … Continue reading
Out there in the spotlight/You’re a million miles away Every ounce of energy/You try to give away As the sweat pours out your body/Like the music that you play Later in the evening/As you lie awake in bed With the … Continue reading
I spent the last few days at Berea College, digging through the Appalachian Feuds special collections. There was some good information there. It’s mostly filler material, the backdrop information for the story. But I have 200 pages of material coming … Continue reading
I’ve been in the special collections section of the Berea College archives. Until recently, this school had a large number of files associated with my family and the 100-year feud in Southern Kentucky. Apparently those files are now in Manchester, … Continue reading
I’m currently working on a book, a memoir really, about my family. It’s one of several projects I have going at the moment, and I’m not entirely sure how I am going to pull all these off. But I’m never … Continue reading
Thing 2: Some of us are trying to raise kids here, and we’ve got plenty of cultural self-loathing to fight already, thanks. – comment from Techno-Files, or Why I Learned to Hate the Coast There’s a certain Appalachian small townie-ness … Continue reading
I’m a few weeks behind on my vlog about Pitching a Book.
My ruminations on the agent’s response to my book proposal (hint: it was a great response), storytelling and Quentin Tarantino.
I’ll be chronicling my adventures writing my book So Far Appalachia. Also, I will be lobbying to have John Cusack play me in the movie (and if I can work it out, maybe meet with Diablo Cody — you know, … Continue reading