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


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


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


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 […]

6 March 2013, 7:02 am

Christmas gift. Mary Beard rocks. Look forward to reading.

Posted on 25 December 2015 | 9:33 am

I read this in college, but didn't really READ it. Interested in seeing what it has to say 23 years later about our "national obsession."

Posted on 18 December 2015 | 7:14 pm

Wonderful book of essays about great writers, mostly poets like Lowell and Bishop, but also novelists like Thomas Bernhard.

Posted on 18 December 2015 | 12:15 pm

A birthday gift.

Posted on 25 November 2015 | 8:45 am

Posted on 27 October 2015 | 2:34 pm

Against Endorsements

Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:31 pm

The Justice Department Sues Ferguson to Enforce Reforms

Posted on 10 February 2016 | 4:32 pm

Your Barista Might Hold the Key to Your Next Apartment

Posted on 10 February 2016 | 4:17 pm

You Know More People Than You Think You Do

Posted on 10 February 2016 | 3:23 pm