A Good Week for Sam Phillips

Sam Phillips' Long Play experiment was one of the most rewarding experiences of 2010 for me. Phillips provided so much creative, inspiring music that I hardly had time to learn the lyrics of one album before another one arrived. The music she recorded in 2010 is still surprising and charming listeners, and this week made that clear... … [Read more...]

Fingertips: Wendell Berry; Submarine and Buck; U2 documentary; Feist; Ollabelle; Favorite Film of 2010 now on Blu-Ray; Philip Seymour Hoffman; Cinderella; and more.

Here are several fingertips, poking at you until you poke at the links I've discovered...  … [Read more...]

“Surviving the Open Heart” and interviews with Anne

You never know what you'll find in the process of open heart surgery. My wife Anne found one of her best pieces of writing... … [Read more...]

Come write with me.

Gregory Wolfe. David Dark. Julia Kasdorf. Jill Phillips. Andy Gullahorn. And me. At one of the most beautiful spots on earth. Ready to talk with you about your writing — fiction, nonfiction, poetry, songwriting — on a weekend retreat. Will you join us September 29? Read on for details about my workshop... … [Read more...]

The Seattle cinema scene still has a heartbeat

I heart The Seattle International Film Festival. Why? … [Read more...]


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