Lost and directionless, I used the Buffalo Zoo as my Empire State Building.
From Limelights to Methodists to a presidential birthplace.
The shock of gentrification in country music's capital after eight years away.
Indigenous peoples of Canada, at odds with their own party and CGL, struggle to battle yet another pipeline problem.
Alexander Anderson, the first standing doctor at Bellevue, got his medical license at 20, fought yellow fever, and lived to 95.
Carriage houses, painted signs, and the townhouse where Joni Mitchell wrote "Chelsea Morning" in 1967.
A great novel that repeats itself.
The text of a speech the author delivered to the Washington College Black Student Union on Saturday, February 8th.
What a spring day. Can you guess what year it is?
Slices of past lives and an outmoded but arguably better architechtural philosophy on Henderson Pl.
Generals, sculptors, and gynecologists.
I broke the Savior from Oberammergau in Upstate New York.
Paleocon Diary (#211).
When you’re a single woman of a certain age, you catch Fatal Attraction and start to think Glenn Close got a raw deal.
You pray at your god’s house and I’ll pray at mine.
Paleocon Diary (#210).
Time remained elusive.
When did Americans become so sensitive?
The kids are here for it, they’re doing the work, and they’re the worst.
Paleocon Diary (#209).
As movies grew in popularity so did Fields.
A conversation with Charlie Rose.
Five poems from a new collection for sale here.
Writing and recording poems every week for a newborn daughter.
Dad was a humble giant, at least to his five sons.
I’m an old cowhand.
As a teenager, I was a walking zit.
The brilliant Absolut Vodka advertising hustle of the late-1980s.
I don’t scream for ice cream.
American social polarization is exaggerated.