Writing

Misspent Youth

  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

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Writing

Memoir Prompts: Ten Years, Consolidated

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