This month has been tumultuous. I quit my job! No longer fearing corporate retribution if I say something tasteless, I feel liberated that I can now shout the following from the rooftops: When are those guys in the Sonic ads gonna fuck?
Here’s some music I listened to this month: Continue reading “The Music of August”
Guidebooks call the Mahoosuc Notch some of the most technically challenging hiking found on the AT, a variably elevating/descending topography of rocks, boulders, ancient root systems, and logged stairways.
I forget their names—those campers—whose faces crumbled under the shadows and low-light of our hike’s tenth hour.
“There are two types of fun,” said the coordinators during our week-long adventure trip training. “Type 1: This is fun, I’m having it right now. And Type 2: This will be fun to us in the future, when we remember it.”
Geno clicked on his headlamp. He knelt, sat on a boulder, and jumped down to the next one. He held out his hand to assist one of the boys down. “This is Type 2 fun,” he said.
What a July I had! I went to my first writers residency as part of the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA Program. I found my kin, my tribe, my poorly socialized peers, and together we talked about plot, structure, dialogue, how to write believable sex, and more!
Here are some songs I listened to in July: Continue reading “The Month In Music: July”
What will be Song of the Summer?! Here are some songs on the shortlist: Continue reading “The Music Of June”
2016’s music has been good to me. Here’s a sampling of my favorite tracks from May. Continue reading “More Songs I’ve Heard: May”