Puppies Die

or, by the end of last week, it felt like the world was Josie and I was Melody: I have not collected my thoughts sufficiently and have nothing coherent to write. Instead, I’ll include a quote from a book I started re-reading in the wake of the shootings across the country last week: Ta-Nehisi Coates‘ Between the World and Me. … More Puppies Die

Notes on the Stephen King and George R.R. Martin Conversation

So this happened: Stephen King came to li’l ol’ Albuquerque as part of his End of Watch tour, and got interviewed by George R.R. Martin. All thanks to our local indie bookstore, Bookworks. Here are some notes from that June 16, 2016 conversation. “They saved my life.” –Stephen King on George R.R. Martin’s Song of … More Notes on the Stephen King and George R.R. Martin Conversation

Sunday Walking Playlist – The Seventies Bluesy Rock Edition

I finally got my new pair of walking shoes–Adidas Supernova Glide–and took them out for my first Sunday morning fast walk this May. Of course, playlists ensued. Here are a few tracks that kept me stepping. For some reason this morning, I needed to revisit the rock/blues of my childhood. Never Been Any Reason by Head … More Sunday Walking Playlist – The Seventies Bluesy Rock Edition

In The Weeds

What happens when you have a day job, a writing career, and an ailing mother you’ve been dealing with for the past four months: What happens when even though you’ve got a house to clean, bills to pay, and groceries to get, you look out the kitchen window and just can’t fucking take it anymore: … More In The Weeds

A Mental Episode May Have Been Involved in My Reaction to Prince’s Death

My co-worker, the same co-worker who announced Michael Jackson’s death to me, came running down the hall and screeched to a stop when she saw me. “Prince died!” That’s what she said, but what I heard was “Prints died.” Her print job died? A stretch, I know. I frowned. “Huh?” “Prince died. Prince, the musician … More A Mental Episode May Have Been Involved in My Reaction to Prince’s Death