Sunday, July 24, 2011
Another excerpt from How to Catch a Coyote has found a home. I'm super excited to have "How It's Supposed to Work" included as part of The Good Men Project's Weekend Fiction.
Huge thanks to guest editor xTx, whose own Weekend Fiction you can see here. More huge thanks to fiction editor Matthew Salesses who also writes some great blog posts about fatherhood on Good Men.
A nice distraction from some hard news this weekend. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the attacks in Norway. Still searching for an article to help me process it. If you've found one, let me know.
this. Congratulations on your long overdo rights, lovebirds.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
I'm house sitting this month. Some of the best parts of this house are the big yard and porch and the many critters that visit the bird feeders. A hummingbird hovered inches from my face. A toad holds court here at night. I'm less excited about the mosquitoes. Right now, I'm watching three chipmunks chase each other around the potted plants. Summer is good.
The second best part is what has become my reading room. Here are some things you can read in yours.
Emily Petit at Everyday Genuis (currently Evgeny Kissin)
Brian Mihok at SPLIT
Lots of folks at Dark Sky Magazine, including but not limited to: Heather Christle, Zachary Shomburg, Mark Leidner, and Kyle Mccord/Jeannie Hoag. Read Read.
Horse, Flower, Bird by Kate Bernheimer is a living-curl-up-with-non-internet book. And a beautiful one. And a wonderful read. Fairy tales just the way I like them, beautiful and troubling.
"All good animals have secret lives."
As for the folks you've already read--perhaps Amber Sparks, perhaps Roxane Gay--many are battling for the Million Writers Award. Just three more days to vote. Send your favorite to the top three. Get on it.