Auditory Memory Posts

April 19 / blog
April 14 / blog

I’m fresh back from the AWP Conference/convention/book fair in Los Angeles last week — well, fresh-ish, and freshly recuperated after a week of rest — and ready to share. AWP, the Association of Writing Programs, puts on a huge convention every…

Read the PostDispatch from a Writing Conference

February 1 / 1980s

By day, I handed a drive-through order to a man whose testicles lay outside his nylon running shorts, like a small bald rodent. ….   The good people at Okey-Panky published my short essay “Fast Food” today. Please read it —…

Read the PostNew essay: “Fast Food” in Okey-Panky

September 23 / 1980s

You know when you’re driving in the car, listening to the radio, laughing politely at the DJ’s jokes, and then that song comes on, and you’re singing along, so familiar, and then about two-thirds through, you realize I NEVER WANT TO…

Read the PostI love to hate you, baby

August 7 / 2000s
May 15 / Music

The recent issue of Rolling Stone includes a “playlist” feature with 15 artists discussing the music that made them them. Midlife Mixtape posted her version and invited blogger friends to do the same — who can resist that challenge? Herewith, a few travels through…

Read the PostThe Music That Made Me: Laywoman’s Edition

May 11 / Music
May 7 / Music

Many days, at some point, I hit “shuffle songs” on my iPhone, and periodically, the sequence interests me. Occasionally, I immortalize the shuffle list with a post here.  On a recent commute to my office, I hit “shuffle” and got…

Read the PostCommute shuffle, and suggested alternatives

April 29 / Music
April 14 / 1990s