Blake and Mona #A – The first part, probably also the climax

All writings will be posted in the order I wrote them. I wrote this piece in September 2017. Method to post is: Write by hand using Noodler's Apache Sunset in a Mont Blanc fountain pen I bought myself (on credit) while in the UK after college (just to make sure it was as expensive as … Continue reading Blake and Mona #A – The first part, probably also the climax

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New project for 2018: Untitled fiction project about Blake and Mona

Hi all, I don't really expect anyone to be reading this blog after a 9 year hiatus, more or less, but I'm going to try and get started again. When I originally started this blog, I was using it as a means of staying creative during the summer holiday of my MFA program. Left to … Continue reading New project for 2018: Untitled fiction project about Blake and Mona

Memorial Day 2015 and rolling a natural 1

I’ve cried so much lately, and I don’t know why. At least, that's what I tell my wife while I'm crying, that I don't know why. I might know why. We might know why. Our most recent move and everything that has accompanied it has entirely overwhelmed me. ** There was a point at very early in my … Continue reading Memorial Day 2015 and rolling a natural 1

YM&S: Professional ambitions, part 1 part 2 – Publishers Lunch

When I first got on to Twitter about 3 years ago, I made a comment about some business and how their product was disappointing me. That business responded to me personally and publicly, asking me what they could do to improve. There are a number of ways any given person could respond to this—what I … Continue reading YM&S: Professional ambitions, part 1 part 2 – Publishers Lunch

YM&S: Professional ambitions, part 1 – Publishers Lunch

Now that I've found a niche of publishing to call my very own, several professional ambitions have become defined in what was previously a very vague landscape. Planning things out before hand isn't really my style: one of the reasons that I fared so poorly in academia qua academia—I have habituated myself to solving any … Continue reading YM&S: Professional ambitions, part 1 – Publishers Lunch

YM&S: Moving to the city

I wish to address two problems as briefly as possible: how Ashley and I responded to moving between cities under a crunch, and that people post their responses to their situations too quickly, which makes it difficult to gauge how accurate any given response is. Ashley and I moved to Jersey City from Dorchester, MA … Continue reading YM&S: Moving to the city