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Thoughts, ideas and assorted notions from David Hicks.

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Can a Book Tour Be Fun?

By | February 4th, 2017|

When I found out my book would be published, a friend asked me when my book tour would take place. [...]

In Omaggio a Mamma

By | July 5th, 2015|

Yesterday I was driving with Cynthia, trying to figure out whether the temperature gauge on the car was called a [...]

Sports Fanaticism: or, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

By | May 19th, 2015|

Yesterday, the Colorado Rockies lost their eleventh game in a row and are cemented in last place. It’s May. We’ve [...]

Reading My Contemporaries

By | April 2nd, 2015|

As a professor of early American Literature, I read a lot, but mostly DWG (Dead White Guy) Lit. In the [...]

Just Write, Baby

By | February 12th, 2015|Tags: , , |

I’ve been reading a lot of articles lately (okay, two) about the importance of a good writing space—the perfect studio, [...]

I Used to Be an Athlete

By | January 22nd, 2015|

This is mostly about my knees. They creak now. Stiffen up. When I get up in the morning, I feel [...]

Summer Off

By | November 22nd, 2014|

Well, it’s winter already, isn’t it? That wasn’t much of a fall, as lovely as it was. So I’m doing [...]

Try, Try Again

By | November 13th, 2014|

Whenever I would read about someone publishing a book for the first time, the narrative went something like this: “I [...]

Yard Work

By | July 9th, 2014|

After living in the mountains (where there is no such thing as “yard work”) for years, and then in a [...]

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White Plains

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