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Feb.20.2014
So I keep on hearing about snow days and stormy weather. This is very odd to me. I'm at the Lafayette Library typing this. I'm wearing a sleeveless shirt. It's sixty-six degrees out. You can hit me if you want. I wouldn't blame you. Before you do, I will ask you this: Take advantage of the cold...
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Jan.04.2014
I do what I can to get work done.  That doesn’t mean any one thing, though.  It just means I try everything. On a daily basis.  (From “An Interview with David Anthony Durham” in The Writer’s Chronicle, Volume 46, Number 4, February 2014) Gent confessed in a new preface he wrote for “...
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Dec.03.2013
Jerry Stahl W/ the Skinny on Fatty, Republican Sun Gods, & Happy Mutant Babies http://bit.ly/1dNSFNM
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Jun.25.2013
  I love Southern food. Barbecue especially. Smoky, salty tender bits of pork slathered in spicy sweet tomatoey goodness with a side of slaw washed down with a Coca-Cola (sugarcane edition,) It’s the sandwich the family in A Good Man is Hard to Find eat at the Tower, brought to them by the...
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Jun.21.2013
I just spent some quality time with a deposition. Paula Deen’s deposition to be exact. It seems the queen of southern (vernacular) cooking said some things that were pretty offensive like admitting to having used at some time in the past the ’N” word and wasn’t too upset that her brother Bubba...
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Jun.02.2013
“Anybody who has survived his childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days.”  Flannery O’Connor, Mystery and Manners   Today, I read an unedited short story by Welty that she wrote for the New Yorker shortly after Medgar Evers’ death. (Thank you Adrienne...
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May.31.2013
“It might be dangerous for you to have too much time to write. I mean if you took off a year and had nothing else to do but write and weren’t used to doing it all the time then you might get discouraged.”   Flannery O’Connor, The Habit of Being   I want to clarify that I am not taking a...
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May.31.2013
  OK - it’s down to packing. Books mainly. Even after culling the shelves of paperbacks and duplicates, there are still (perhaps literally) tons of books to sift through. It’s obvious that quite a few books will end up in storage for a while. And it’s equally obvious that while I own a Kindle...
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May.29.2013
I just read Padgett Powell’s marvelous essay Breathing the Same Air as Genius in the May 2003 issue of The Oxford American in which he recounts a trip to Andalusia that included spending time with Flannery O’Connor’s cousin and literary executor Louise Florencourt. (http://www.oxfordamerican.org/...
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May.29.2013
  It’s official - beginning June 1, 2013, I will be living and (more importantly) writing in the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home in Savannah. My husband and fellow writer and I have been wanting to relocate to Savannah for well over a decade now, but the right opportunity never quite came our...