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 […]

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recommended to me. Reading it just now...

Posted on 22 January 2015 | 7:39 am

Some quality writing on a very well-trodden subject. Probably going to read his other novel soon, as well.

Posted on 21 January 2015 | 6:16 am

...on the shelf. Recommended by my friend LD. Can't wait. I'm on a bit of a non-fiction tear at the moment but will be turning back to fiction shortly.

Posted on 14 January 2015 | 7:13 am

This book is a real eye-opener for anybody who only knows the cursory high-school history of Reconstruction, which in my opinion is probably the least-discussed period in American history (the Korean War probably being the second-least). I'm enjoying this critical, careful book.

Posted on 14 January 2015 | 7:11 am

Flannery O'Connor loved this writer...

Posted on 2 December 2014 | 10:49 am

Seneca, philosopher-fixer

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 7:14 pm

Life of Eugene O’Neill

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 7:12 pm

Language police and liberalism

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 7:09 pm

African Hip-Hop Is Bridging Culture Gaps in China

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 4:48 pm

Connecticut's Honey of an Overpass

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 4:28 pm