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On Tolerance and Toleration

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

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Shaggy and Nosy and Loud

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

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“Why I Live at the P.O.”

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

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“Don’t It Always Seem to Go that you Don’t Know What You’ve Got…”

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

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The Soul of Patience

Thinking about Writing (and Painting) A NOVEL DELAYED I see how these blogs work now. I thought I’d do a quick post of thanks to those of you who are already in line for my novel, “Going to Solace,” because, … Continue reading

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Not Even a Late Bloomer, a Late Budder…

Thinking about Writing SLOW AND STEADY? I saw this book cover advertised in something. Maybe the New York Review of Books. First of all, please do see Richter’s paintings if you haven’t. They’re amazing. But it’s not the paintings I’m … Continue reading

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You Can’t Run. You Can’t Hide.

Thinking about Writing FARTHER, MY GOD, FROM THEE  Okay, one evening maybe a month ago I volunteered at a worthy function. Brought the bowls of party nuts as requested. Offered to wheedle dough out of attendees’ hands, but right away … Continue reading

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