The Sinking Swing State?

When I talk with some resignation about “the sinking swing state,” I’m not talking global warming and the flooding of Florida. No, I can’t say I’d be particularly sad if Florida went literally underwater — that state is so weird someone came up with a Twitter page just to chronicle its insanity. Anyway, Florida’s not for me […]

29 January 2014, 6:48 am

I’m With Phil & That HuffPost Piece

No, this is not true.It’s been a while since I posted here, regrettably, but I’ve been so busy I haven’t had the time. BUT there is news…I’m with Phil is complete, we’ve submitted to 30+ film festivals worldwide, and next month we kick off the new year with an official fundraising drive!   Along those lines, a funny thing […]

20 December 2013, 9:16 pm

LONG SILENCES

I’ve been here, I’ve been there. I’ve read some books. I’ve put many more books down. I’ve bought a sketch pad, some graphite pencils, and have picked up drawing as a hobby. I got depressed for a while and found myself unable to do a lot of things. I also got hooked on the BBC […]

14 October 2013, 10:17 am

SOME FRANZ WRIGHT (RELIGIOUS POETRY)

While I ponder the essay I’m writing, with no end in sight at the moment, I’m led to Franz Wright’s poetry by a friend. I don’t know how much religion is in Wright’s entire ouerve, but the book my wife got out of the library for me was God’s Silence, and religion is certainly implicit in that […]

13 March 2013, 7:05 am

PHIL CAMPBELL, JR. (PORT WENTWORTH, GA)

The son of Fayetteville Phil Campbell also attended the I’m with Phil Hoedown of 2011. When I met him he was living in Savannah.   Here is a brief bio of him.   What is your full name? Philip Earl Campbell Jr. Residence: Port Wentworth, GA Age: 46 Profession/job: Delinquent Tax Collector   What are […]

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I was lukewarm to his novel Hunger, but someone wrote about Mysteries in a way that intrigued me.

Posted on 13 May 2015 | 11:04 am

On sitting for a portrait for Lucian Freud. Wonderful idea, looking forward to reading.

Posted on 26 April 2015 | 5:09 pm

Just started reading it. People have been raving about her writing. Looking forward.

Posted on 20 April 2015 | 8:15 am

I started reading this. I am very restless and unable to settle into a good reading groove, but I've heard good things about this, so maybe that will change.

Posted on 1 April 2015 | 7:31 am

Patricia Highsmith is always a fave. A couple people have told me now this is their favorite Highsmith, so now I feel compelled to read her again.

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