concordance

I found something amusing on Amazon today. There’s a concordance for my story collection, The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress. The concordance lists the 100 most frequently used words in the book. They tend toward the masculine–ivan, jake, jimmy, john, …


consider the source

I and several other bloggers, including Dan Wickett of Emerging Writers Network, have been very critical of Robert Clark Young’s stink piece about Sewanee in the New York Press. But here’s a better source than I’ll ever be: Richard Bausch. …


storyville

No takers on litquiz 2? Here’s a hint: there’s a wind instrument in the title. While you’re musing on it, here’s a swank music blog, Freeway Jam, for the rocker in you. This one’s nice for all you worldly jazzophiles.


the anti-hero on basketball

It was not as patriotic as baseball, but it seemed to make a lot more sense. Basketball consisted of throwing the large inflated ball through a metal hoop horizontally fastened to a wooden backboard hung vertically high above their heads. …


zeisgeist

Every now and then, I’ll hear someone’s name and think that it perfectly matches her vocation. Lara Zeises is one of the lucky few whose name is so utterly cool that she perhaps could make it as an indie rocker …