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I'm a writer who supports my family teaching at-risk kids. I'm working on a book about writing and will test drive sections of it here among all sorts of other things. 

I wasn't ready to make a site devoted to just one thing because I can't figure out which of my interests to stick to. I've decided instead to create a magazine about writing, teaching, running, prose poetry, analog living, records, reading, and whatever else I can think of. 

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Lists

Books 2018

Damon Krukowski The New Analog, Tom Hanks Uncommon Type, Austin Kleon Show Your Work, Judd Apatow Sick In The Head, Ursula K. Le Guin No Time To Spare, Rick Bass Winter, Austin Kleon Steal Like An Artist, Rick Bass Oil Notes, Michael Harris The End of Absence, Frank Miller Batman: The Dark Knight: The Master Race, Michael Harris Solitude, Angie Thomas The Hate U Give, Rick Bass Why I Came West, Alan Jacobs How To Think, John Green Turtles All The Way Down, Linda Cline The Ghost Of Cramer's Island, Kwame Alexander Rebound, Kurt Vonnegut A Man Without A Country, Christopher McDougall Natural Born Heroes, Christopher McDougall Born To Run. Sharon Creech Heartbeat, Sharon Creech Hate That Cat, Scott Jurek Eat And Run, Stephen King On Writing, Kate DiCamillo Raynie Nightingale, Alan Lightman Searching For Stars On An Island In Maine, Larry McMurtry Lonesome Dove, Jaron Lanier Ten Arguments For Deleting All Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, Scott Jurek North, J.K. Rowling Harry Potter And The Sorceror's Stone, J.K. Rowling Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, J.K. Rowling Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, J.K. Rowling Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix, J.K. Rowling Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Richard Russo The Destiny Thief, Hans Rosling Factuflness, Robert Hilburn Paul Simon: The Life, Jimmy Carter Faith: A Journey For All, Barbara Ehrenreich Natural Causes, David & Caroline Stafford Maybe I'm Doing It Wrong: The Life & Music Of Randy Newman, Michael Chabon Pops, Chris Offutt My Father The Pornographer, David Sedaris Calypso, David Foster Wallace This Is Water, David Small Home After Dark, Michiko Kakutani The Death Of Truth, Stephen Kuusisto Have Dog, Will Travel, Oliver Sacks Gratitude, Patricia McCormick Cut, Deborah Levy The Cost Of Living, Deborah Levy Things I Don’t Want To Know, Heather Havrilesky What If This Were Enough?, Billy Collins The Rain In Portugal, Sarah Smarsh Heartland, Kristi Coulter Nothing Good Can Come From This, Annie Dillard The Writing Life, Amanda Lovelace The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One, Liana Finck Passing For Human, Kate DiCamillo Louisiana’s Way Home, Natalie Goldberg Let The Whole Thundering World Come Home,

Records 2018

Pat Metheny Unity Group Kin, Genesis A Trick Of The Tail*, Jean-Luc Ponty Aurora*, Jean-Luc Ponty Civilized Evil*, Jean-Luc Ponty A Taste For Passion*, Genesis Spot The Pigeon*, Keith Jarrett The Koln ConcertJean-Luc Ponty Imaginary Voyage, Pat Metheny Group American Garage, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young So Far, Pat Metheny Watercolors, The Moody Blues Days Of Future PassedElliott Smith Figure 8, King Crimson USA, King Crimson Discipline, Pat Metheny Bright Size Life, The Bad Plus Never Stop II, Laura Veirs The Lookout, Yes The Yes Album, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Live 1975-85, Brad Mehldau Trio Seymour Reads The Constitution!, Father John Misty God's Favorite Customer, Neko Case Hell-On, Cowboy Junkies All That Reckoning, Supertramp Breakfast In America, Father John Misty Fear Fun, Randy Newman 12 Songs, Dave Brubeck Quartet Jazz Impressions of Japan, Steely Dan Can't Buy A Thrill, Chris Squire Fish Out of Water, Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Out, Dave Brubeck Quartet Instant Brubeck (Brubeck Time), Dave Brubeck Quartet 25th Anniversary Reunion, Randy Newman Live, Randy Newman Good Old Boys, U.K. U.K., The Who Who's Next, Yes Close To The Edge, Yes Going For The One, Randy Newman The Randy Newman Songbook (box set), Steely Dan Greatest Hits, The Gary Burton Quartet with Eberhard Weber Passengers, The Police Zenyatta Mondatta, Return To Forever Romantic Warrior, Supertramp Crisis? What Crisis?, Vince Guaraldi Trio A Charlie Brown Christmas, Genesis Abacab,