The date marks for me a beginning. I knew the next morning a little more about a very uncertain future: I would write every day. Eight years later, two books of such morning fragments recorded, I’m going to try to convert them (some or all) into digital format, include color pictures, add some today’s perspective commentary, and hope that this will lead some place worth going. The first two installments (including the preface from Slow Road Home and this piece) are up at Scribd. …

Summer Lightning: June 6, 2002 Read more »

There’s just enough forward motion on this rolling stone, a.k.a, my “dog and pony show” with the books and photo-essays, to keep moss off the rock. Like the battlefield, there are long periods of boredom punctuated by brief periods of terror. June veers more toward the latter, but manageable with some forethought. One of the things I’ve needed has been an at-a-glance page for the book table that gives a new potential reader a quick synopsis of both books and my writer’s voice and …

Still is Still Moving Read more »

Image via Wikipedia I’ll try to imagine that there will be at least a few ears to hear. And matter of fact, I’m pretty sure a couple of fellow starving-writer friends will show. But I’d be delighted if there were more who find me in my little out-of-the-way nook at Barnes and Noble in Christiansburg tomorrow night (7 to 9 pm). Assuming listeners, what might I talk about or read? Hmmm… Since I take a lot of my cues for topical selection from the …

Barnes and IgNoble: Saturday 7-9 Read more »

It’s hard to know about chickens and eggs and their relationship to each other as cause and effect, inasmuch as they represent me and my little flock of projects. I tend to be far to ready, my wife scolds, to display my eggs early on, not certain they will hatch but with the assumption and the experience that, if I make it known I’m roosting on a few and people come around from time to time to look for chicks, I’ll keep sitting and …

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