Thanksreading 2020: Postscript In Praise of Piles

Thanksgiving has come and gone for another year.  Turkeys were carved. Pies were sliced. Leftovers were crammed into the refrigerator. And now America fights two plagues at once: COVID-19 and the inescapable sound of Christmas music everywhere. Every. Where. That said, why am I still working on a Thanksreading piece? That’s easy. I didn’t do …

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Shelf Life for Summer 2020, pt. 2

Books Bought/Found/GivenOcculture: The Unseen Forces that Drive Culture Forward by Carl AbrahamsonDevolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre by Max BrooksGhost Cat by Beverly ButlerSkeleton Man by Joseph BruchacWhite Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiangeloThe Circle by Dave EggersHow to Fight/Love/Relax/Walk by Thich Nhat …

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Shelf Life for Summer 2020, pt. 1

Books In ProgressHow To Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. KendiHard Times by Studs TerkelTime Loops by Eric Wargo Books FinishedDevolution by Max BrooksRising Strong by Brené BrownOn Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen KingBoom-shacka-lacka by William MarquessA Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry What’s this called again? Oh yeah. Writing. Lets’s give …

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A TOUCH OF SILVER: Ethan’s Got Talent(ed Friends), pt. 2

A few weeks back, I shared the creative talents of a few friends of mine. Of all the stuff I’ve posted on the blog over the last year and a half or so, that piece ended up in the top five in terms of feedback.  In the interest of keeping spirits elevated and sharing the …

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