An essay about the transformative power of literature.
The World's Longest, Most Thrilling Conversation
An essay about the conversation that is literature.
Music as Muse
An essay about the power of music to fuel creativity and passion:
- Read an excerpt about my time with Russian rock legend Boris Grebenshchikov and Akvarium.
- Read an excerpt about musician Lyle Lovett, my muse.
A Remembrance of Professor Chatfield
An homage to my dearly departed friend, Professor Jack Chatfield, Trinity College (Connecticut):
- Read an excerpt about how we met and his time in the South during the Civil Rights Movement.
- Read an excerpt about our enduring friendship through the years, his death, and his legacy.