Luck Be a Lady Essay / News

An ancient song I wrote with my friend and Chi-town legend, Hugh Hart, appeared in a documentary on these bike riders who go from S.F. to L.A. to raise money for leukemia.  The riders are called the Fireflies; our song is a really loopy rocker called “Fat Man in His Car,” that I practically forgotContinue reading “Luck Be a Lady Essay / News”

Science on Screen

Sent this around to a few friends already, but Jude and I went to another night of Science on Screen at the Belcourt Theater here in Nashville. Apparently, there are a few other locations around the country doing this, so if it’s in your neighborhood, check it out. It’s sponsored by a grant from theContinue reading “Science on Screen”

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”

Speaking of Hitchcock (Following up on the Last Post)

Speaking of Hitchcock (3/10/2013) Recently, the Becourt Theater held an Alfred Hitchcock fest, 24 films in 23 days from the Master of Suspense. Jude had seen a couple of favorites at home, but he’d never viewed any on the big screen. So, I had to take him. Our busy schedule allowed for “Vertigo,” “Spellbound, “Continue reading “Speaking of Hitchcock (Following up on the Last Post)”