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On Indies First, and winter

I’m pulling copy from A Cappella Books here, because Clara wrote this interview with me and managed to pull coherent thoughts from my head. Indies First is a personal reminder of the role independent businesses play in contributing to the life of a vibrant community. When you buy your books from an independent bookstore, not…

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Forgive me for my slackitude, but this is a THING!

Forgive me for my slackitude, but I’ve been grading papers. For those of you who grade papers, you know the mountainous thing of which I speak. But while I wasn’t grading papers (which I sometimes do on airplanes, if the seat back in front of me isn’t in my ribs) I went to St. Louis,…

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On not getting picked for teams

I never ever got picked for anything at recess, or, to be Southern about it, I ‘never got picked for squat.’  This is because I was sullen and a weird combination of agonizingly shy and astonishingly aggressive. So, in Red Rover, when a team captain or a player or a mean girl or who-the-hell ever…

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What’s on Your List?

I’ve let too much time pass since I’ve last blogged (blogged? Is this a verb?) Let’s try this again. I’ve let too much time pass since I’ve last POSTED on my blog. That’s better. I can claim busy-ness. There was the week teaching at Wildacres, which was so rewarding and fun and lovely that I…

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That meme is going around …

That meme about what are you working on next is going around, and my friend Kate Sweeney tagged me. Have you read Kate’s book American Afterlife?  You oughta, and not just because I blurbed it. Kate doesn’t know this yet, but it’s going on my narrative nonfiction syllabus fall semester. (Oh, now she knows it.)…

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In which I am professorial, or, friends in Athens

Last week I went to Athens, Ga. I was nearly late, because I was doing something on my computer like grading or answering emails or not Facebooking, but I MADE IT and noticed I was nearly out of gas BUT NOT UNTIL I GOT THERE.   You can’t tell from this that I was nervous. …

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