The first time I heard Lou Reed was in high school. It was 1990, and I was at this girl Rhonda’s house. Rhonda and I were on her bed, and I was wiggling my way up onto her, with one hand behind her head, and the other one fumbling to get the top button of… Continue reading Me and Lou (and Rhonda)
I first became aware of the Eagles when I was around ten years old. It was 1983, I was just beginning to listen to music, and generally, my tastes were quite diverse. My sister and I particularly liked their live version of Steve Young’s “Seven Bridges Road” from their Greatest Hits Vol. 2, and would… Continue reading I Love The Eagles! There, I Said It.
My god... I've written and re-written this so many times. Haha! I started to write a post about "the state of literature in 2019" and "why we consume literature in this digital age" and it was just too big of a topic. So, I'm going small. I have this habit, you might have it too...… Continue reading Controlled Chaos: What I’m Reading Now
I need to bring something very important to your attention. Snack food cannibalism. The taboo of cannibalism is well-established in cultures across the world. There are forces at work which are trying to dismantle this ages-old social more, using our snacks to normalize this repellent, barbaric behavior. I for one, need to speak my mind.… Continue reading Snacks on Snacks on Snacks – Guest Column by Tony Metz
What I remember most is the giant hill covered in black ice and trying to climb it, wearing Doc Martens, supporting myself by grabbing onto side windows of cars on my way up to the liquor store. It was New Year’s Eve in Alaska—going into 1997 and I was at a party. I came with… Continue reading Born to Lose
I’ve been playing pool off and on (more off these days), since 1992… and played at every single pool hall in my hometown of Anchorage, Alaska. And I still can’t play for shit. I was introduced to the world of pool at age 18, by two brothers, Pete and Dan Backus. Pete was a… Continue reading Misspent Youth
This is from my old writing teacher, Ellen Hagan. Take a decade of your life and for every year, write 3 items that defined that year—in 3 words each. Here’s an example for the year 2013, when I was 40. Adjunct of English/Applied at Staples/No Going Forward Making the items compact will help you focus… Continue reading Memoir Prompts: Ten Years, Consolidated