Love Your Words

By |2021-02-23T07:14:47-07:00February 18th, 2021|Blog|

Months before I went on my book tour, I was nervous about reading in public—I tend to mumble, and have never been a good storyteller—and I knew I needed to practice first. So my wife [...]

Back East

By |2020-10-10T08:46:49-06:00October 10th, 2020|Blog|

I recently started a new position at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA, as the new Director of the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing, and while it's been a strange experience to meet my [...]

New Beginnings

By |2020-05-05T15:33:51-06:00May 4th, 2020|Blog|

Spring is traditionally a time of new beginnings, and this spring is no different. But oh, what a difference. This spring, new beginnings are tied to new difficulties and new endings—the difficulties of living in [...]

In Omaggio a Mamma

By |2017-07-11T18:02:03-06:00July 5th, 2015|Blog|

Yesterday I was driving with Cynthia, trying to figure out whether the temperature gauge on the car was called a thermometer or a thermostat, and I had this thought: if the English language is still [...]

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