The Good Men Project Feature: 100 Words on Love

A lover’s game we used to play. If you could choose the way you die, what would you choose? Not by water and not by fire. I said the same … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dear Mr. Henshaw

Am continuing the excavation of my literary childhood with Beverly Cleary’s Dear Mr. Henshaw. When Leigh Botts (a boy with a girl’s first name, he wants you to know) is … Continue reading

November 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Novel Approach Reviews Second Person, Possessive

“Its true beauty lies in the way William Henderson tells his story, in the way he elicits every ounce of empathy and sympathy from the reader by not sparing even … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

NYE12: Favorite Musical Acts

Narrowing the concerts I’ve seen this year into a list of my favorites has been difficult, given how big the pool is. More concerts this year than in the past … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

House of Cards excerpted by The Good Men Project

The Good Men Project this week began running excerpts from House of Cards. We begin in a psychiatric hospital, where I went after two suicide attempts. My psychiatrist, a woman … Continue reading

July 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Right on St. Felix, off of William Street

After dinner, last night in Buffalo, and a short burst of rain preceded a rainbow. Ate near where Shaun grew up, so we drove through his old neighborhood. The library … Continue reading

May 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Inherited patterns of sleep

Aurora was asleep by 8:30. She cried for all of 90 seconds when I put her down, and before I turned out the light in her room — the room … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Picking at scabs

I fell a couple of weeks ago. I was getting Aurora out of her car seat, and while holding her, I got tangled in the front passenger seatbelt and fell. … Continue reading

April 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Photographic evidence

In a container in my closet, and spilling over into several other boxes, photographic evidence exists of fashion trends and accessories — facial piercings, multicolored hair, skirts and fishnets — … Continue reading

April 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Not every bruise requires a poem, not every disease begs for a memoir

Someone on Twitter (and I wish I had saved the tweet because I’d love to quote it in its entirety) said that the way to write memoir is to wait … Continue reading

March 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

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