Lit Counts: Disaster Zen for Writers

Somehow, I manage to be simultaneously a bit of a Pollyanna and a bitter realist. One might call the philosophy that has allowed me to keep my equanimity around the election “Disaster Zen.” What is behind my adoption of Disaster Zen? Literature, of course. I’m fearful, by constitution, and … Continue reading

New essay: “Fast Food” in Okey-Panky

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 -- and browse around the site; there's so much good stuff … Continue reading