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Month: August 2019

It came down to knowing a guy

I’m glad to tell you that I’ve signed a contract for my next book with the working title of Ferment: A Memoir. Skyhorse Publishing, a large, independent press, will publish the book in May 2020. The manuscript needs some final touches but is mostly complete now. While this is fabulous…


The perfect job is the one I don’t hate

My dad sat at a workbench in a concrete basement room for thirty-five years. He provided for family—a house, Catholic school for four kids, enough food, a family vacation for two weeks every year. It was saintly work, laboring under that fluorescent lamp, fixing cash registers. It’s work I can’t…

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bioStories publishes “Senior-Citizen Discount”

A great little magazine, bioStories, published my essay “Senior-Citizen Discount,” the story of tawdry behavior, an older woman, and a relationship that changed everything. Take a look. Copy and paste the following link into your browser or click the title above for a live link to the story.

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