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My old Kentucky home

In January 1993, I threw an overnight bag into the backseat of my Chevrolet Citation and set out from Texarkana, Arkansas, where I lived, for Owensboro, Kentucky, where I hoped to be living soon. I was 22 years old, on the brink of 23, into my third year as a newspaper copy editor, cocky as […]

So This is Christmas …

Well, not yet. But soon. I’ve had a year, to say the least. This seems to happen when the calendar is on an even number. Divorce, heartbreak, starting anew in an old place, trying to get my bearings. Again. There has been happiness, too, of course—a new book came out, new friendships emerged, I settled […]

Inside ‘Quantum Physics,’ Part 6

We continue today with the story behind the story on the sixth piece of short fiction from my upcoming collection, Quantum Physics and the Art of Departure. To read previous installments, go here. THE PAPER WEIGHT Backstory: Like Alyssa Alights, this was salvaged from a novel that didn’t make it to the finish line. For […]

Grab Bag: My Sunday night

You may have heard that I’m a Dallas Mavericks fan. And you may have heard that the Mavericks won the NBA championship Sunday night. (If you’re Facebook friends with me, you no doubt heard entirely too much of both things.) But Sunday night wasn’t spent on my couch, with a plate of pizza and a […]