Quit Pinning, Start Doing

We all love to look at the home improvement possibilities of crafty types on the Internet and sigh longingly at their aesthetic delights, but rarely do most of us do more than click a heart-shaped button*. But our friendly Scandinavian householdverlords at IKEA are throwing a little incentive our way. With The Life Improvement Project, […]

InterRambling: Back in Town

At roughly 12:43 PM Eastern Standard Time, I arrived back in the U.S. I’ve been getting up to play with my dog almost every hour on the hour, so I’m happy as a really happy thing right now, if a bit covered in hair and slime as I type. Sorry, Steve. It’ll be a busy […]

Because Homesickness Is Complicated

Had I the Choice Had I the choice to tally greatest bards, To limn their portraits, stately, beautiful, and emulate at will, Homer with all his wars and warriors—Hector, Achilles, Ajax, Or Shakspere’s woe-entangled Hamlet, Lear, Othello—Tenny- son’s fair ladies, Metre or wit the best, or choice conceit to wield in perfect rhyme, delight of […]

Locals and Yokels

“All American fiction, it seems to me, is circumscribed by place; I have a feeling that my work ends up being labelled as regional simply because fewer people come from my particular place.” -Leigh Allison Wilson When she wrote that for the anthology Listen Here, Wilson was speaking about the marginalization of women writers from […]