Saturday, December 24, 2011
I know I rep Atticus Review and Atticus Books a lot, but they are amazing people who work incredibly hard to support their authors. This week they nominated my short story "Swimmers" for inclusion in the anthology Best American Short Stories 2012. You can read it by clicking on the link. Though it truly is an honor just to be nominated, wish me luck!
Monday, December 19, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
In honor of Christopher Hitchens I'm re-reading selections from Love, Poverty, and War tonight. My friend pointed out the fact that he was often difficult to agree with, but always challenging. The world has lost a great mind, and a charming dissident.
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Anyone working as adjunct faculty should read this book! For over five years I worked 70 plus hours a week at two different colleges, barely making ends meet and always fearful of the future due to the fact that my jobs afforded little in the way of security or benefits. Adjunct instructors do the bulk of the teaching at most all colleges and universities, but are often the migrant workers of higher education. Little pay. Transient and impermanent positions. This novel captures the lives and struggles of adjunct professors like none other. You should be reading it.