I took a part-time job as an archivist for the university library. Would you believe that it is becoming one of the best gigs I’ve ever had? No email, no permanent desk, and access to a climate-controlled room filled with stacks of antique junk. On Tuesday my supervisor showed me a drawer containing presidential campaign buttons. “Gosh,” I said. Continue reading “September’s Tunes”
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”