- My novel, Going to Solace, is available in hardcover, paperback and for all e-readers.
- STAGE (and Screen)
- Yep. That’s me. Apparently I had something to say. Still do from time to time. Not much has changed except they don’t let me bring my squeezy toys with me to meetings. I’m not sure about this blog thing, but I think a lot about writing, about acting, about how to move people. So maybe we can think about some of those things together.
Category Archives: Small Towns
Thinking ’bout the South THE LANGUAGE OF RESPECT My address says CA, but all I see from my writing desk these days are my old familiars, the mountains of NC. Given a continent’s remove from those parts, I speak of … Continue reading
Thinking about the Performing Arts THE COOLEST HEAD PREVAILED I’m going to stretch out in this blog post and tell you a story. The little girl on the left (the one with the giganimous headset on…) deserves no less. You … Continue reading
Thinking ’bout the South THE SEMIOTICS OF REGARD Today’s New York Times ran one of those borderline-quaint regional features about the decline of manners in the South (“A Last Bastion of Civility”). I suppose it’s not easy to find an … Continue reading
Thinking about Writing FIELD WORK A balmy Sunday afternoon. Bright sun. Cool air. I drive myself well out of town down a dusty road to a sheep farm. It features a modest farmhouse, not a mansion. Worn wooden fencing surrounded … Continue reading
Thinking ’bout the South SOCIAL MEDIA: OLD SCHOOL Great New York Times article this morning on the vanishing of little post offices around this country. I was lucky enough to “come up,” as we say in the South, summering in a … Continue reading
Thinking about Small Town Life MY WEDDING, MINE It’s been one year tomorrow. The sweetest, funnest wedding ever. Even I had a good time and it was my wedding. Just a few folks there (by design) and everybody pitched in (by … Continue reading
Thinking ’bout the South ON BEAUTY UNRECOGNIZED That’s my mom on the right with her sister Mary. Could you just die? Are we not so clearly in Florida, what with the vegetation and the pom-pom of blossoms in mom’s great … Continue reading