Category Archives: Literature

A Few Words from LB, and a Look at the Weekend

I’m pleased to report that the “Mountain Times” section of the Watauga Democrat  is sporting a chat with Lawrence Block about the decade’s finest collection of short fiction inspired by the work of Edward Hopper. Along the way he mentions an … Continue reading

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Look Homeward, Mondo! Spring Break Potpourri

I’m back in Mondoville, having returned yesterday from a few days in the city of my birth. Things that happened… I drove to Nashville on Wednesday, with a stopover in Knoxville to have lunch with the Mad Dog at one … Continue reading

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For Your Dining and Dancing Pleasure…

OK, maybe not so much dancing, although who am I to stop you? You may recall that late last year, I was one of four authors who were interviewed by PatZi Gil for her “Joy on Paper” radio program. You … Continue reading

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Ecce Magister

My lack of strength in foreign languages is one of my shames. I demonstrated “reading knowledge” of French and German during the M.A. years, but the German is now a lost cause. I have enough French that I’ve been able … Continue reading

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Potpourri on a Sunday Morning

I have an afternoon of grading and a Berries practice tonight, but I haven’t checked in for a while, and thought I might drop by. *** I spent yesterday afternoon on campus, catching a basketball doubleheader, as our men’s and … Continue reading

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Criminally Cool

One of the highlights of my first trip to New York City a couple of months back was a chance to go to the Mysterious Bookshop. From the moment I learned of its existence, I wanted to go there eventually. … Continue reading

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An Explanation?

As most of my friends and associates know, I did not support Donald Trump’s camapign for the presidency, and it is my hope to have as little to do with his administration as I can get away with. However, neither … Continue reading

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