Mike Consol’s Novelist Spotlight

Thanks to old friend and colleague Allen Greenberg, who recommended me to his friend Mike Consol, I wound up recording an hour-long interview yesterday for Mike’s Novelist Spotlight podcast. So if, like most Americans, you’re thinking “It’s...

Bitching about bicycles

I shut down my mobile bike-repair service about six years ago, which meant my bicycle-technology obsessions quickly lost most of their intensity. But there was a lot of innovation going on in the bike industry when I got my start in the early 2010s, and by the time I...

Why I Am a Pagan, by Zitkala-Sa (Atlantic Monthly, 1902)

WHEN the spirit swells my breast I love to roam leisurely among the green hills; or sometimes, sitting on the brink of the murmuring Missouri, I marvel at the great blue overhead. With half closed eyes I watch the huge cloud shadows in their noiseless play upon the...
President Biden defends the truth

President Biden defends the truth

I kept waiting to read a column devoted to this observation, and maybe it’s out there and I just haven’t seen it. But since I haven’t, here goes: The best thing about President Biden’s inaugural address was that he called out Republican lies...
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