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My Word for 2020

Once there was a way. Just the other day, I was thinking back to 2018 and a new kind of resolution I had decided to try. It was something called, “My Word for 2018.” At the time, I thought it was a new trend,…

Spreading Christmas Cheer

Happy Holidays! According to Christmas canon, AKA the 2003 film ELF, “the best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear.” Since I’m obviously not going to do that, I thought I would try something else instead. It helps…

To Be Thankful When

Thanksgiving. It’s never been my favorite holiday. Halloween, yes, with all its childish humor, suspended reality, neighborhood fun and friendly competition. Independence Day, too, which is a shock for most people to learn. I’m not a patriotic person, but there’s something about summertime barbecues,…

Another Clumsy Chord

The weather is changing. Do you remember the line from Mary Poppins? Winds in the east, mist coming in, / Like something is brewing’, and about to begin. Thanksgiving in the Las Vegas Valley is usually a mild time. The tradition for most is…

Margaret Atwood Live in Conversation about The Testaments

Today, I’m thrilled to be sharing some exciting news about an upcoming project in support of the release of Margaret Atwood’s THE TESTAMENTS, a long-awaited sequel to the incredibly popular and disturbing THE HANDMAID’S TALE. Many thanks to the publicists for including me in…

July, July!

Have you heard the song, “July, July!” by The Decemberists? You should. This is the story of the road that goes to my house And what ghosts there do remain And all the troughs that run the length and breadth of my house And…

Joy and Terror, and Donuts?

Last week, I quietly and independently published my first book-length work of literary criticism, FROM A WHISPER TO A RIOT: THE GAY WRITERS WHO CRAFTED AN AMERICAN LITERARY TRADITION. This publication follows a string of creative nonfiction essays, which have been more my style…

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