Category Archives: 2012

Cousin Audrey

Now that Jude’s birthday has passed, I’m setting my sights on Christmas.  The best things in life are free, but kids need lots of stuff to open on the big day.  That said, my son is at the point where he’s … Continue reading

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The Last Last Fling

It’s been a long time since the last post, but that’s becuase of all the summer fun going on, which should be the next post, actually.  That said, as I see my son Jude and his peers head back to school, … Continue reading

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Coach Pitch

Summertime is here and little league is winding down (the season starts in spring here in Nashville). This year the team is sponsored by his school, USN, and so nearly all Jude’s teammates are his pals and classmates, which is … Continue reading

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Little Red Shoes

…a Christmas tale I’ve been meaning to post…. Little Red Shoes (Christmas 2012) This year was a big one for me and my son, Jude. He started middle school and he turned TEN, marking a full decade on the earth. … Continue reading

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Performance Art

When I teach at Watkins, I throw some Lorrie Moore at my students, from “Self-Help.”  She’s a brilliant writer; this book is all second person.  So, I give them the option of freewriting in second person.  It’s pretty difficult, really, … Continue reading

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Short Songs Long Lives

Casting ourselves back to early 2012, this one appeared in Canopic Jar #25, http://www.canopicpublishing.com/canopicjar/25/doug1.htm  (fine zine, check it out) Short Songs, Long Lives (January 2012) She sent me a note about a song she’d just written, no instruments, “simple and … Continue reading

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Stars

Back in Sepember, a great zine called Twenty 20 published a short story of mine titled, “Stars,” in their Magic Realism issue.  You can check out the whole issue here:  here:  http://issuu.com/fourxfour/docs/twenty20_magical_realism .  I’m a big Magic Realism fan, so I was … Continue reading

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