Cousin Audrey

Now that Jude’s birthday has passed, I’m setting my sights on Christmas.  The best things in life are free, but kids need lots of stuff to open on the big day.  That said, my son is at the point where he’s getting me things for Christmas, as well, and last year I may have given meContinue reading “Cousin Audrey”

The Last Last Fling

It’s been a long time since the last post, but that’s becuase of all the summer fun going on, which should be the next post, actually.  That said, as I see my son Jude and his peers head back to school, I’m reminded of this piece I wrote, called the “Last Last Fling.”  There’s a magazineContinue reading “The Last Last Fling”

Little Red Shoes

…a Christmas tale I’ve been meaning to post…. Little Red Shoes (Christmas 2012) This year was a big one for me and my son, Jude. He started middle school and he turned TEN, marking a full decade on the earth. He’s getting big, as people note, but he’s also becoming even more of who heContinue reading “Little Red Shoes”

Performance Art

When I teach at Watkins, I throw some Lorrie Moore at my students, from “Self-Help.”  She’s a brilliant writer; this book is all second person.  So, I give them the option of freewriting in second person.  It’s pretty difficult, really, and I never tried it myself, until…a friend’s zine was calling for submissions based (loosely) onContinue reading “Performance Art”